I've been waiting for a classic SoM hack that restores all those heavily-censored names - because I couldn't stand those censored names - even on the 3D remake which only enjoyed script overhaul but barely any uncensoring. I once tried using Mop's old editor to try and uncensor all those names, but couldn't go far enough. Glad to see someone finally working on that - complete with VWF. Keep up the good work.
Speaking of the confusion between Cobra Shuttle and Baghnakh, I think I'd keep the name "Cobra Shuttle" since the weapon inflicts poison, which makes more sense than Baghnakh. Also, "GP" should be retired completely as they've established "Lucre" as the official in-game currency of the Mana series since the beginning IIRC. Yes, even the Japanese version called it "Lucre" - though we never really heard of "Lucre" until Legend of Mana. And, oh, keep "Frizbar" on. That sounds way more original than Battle Frisbee.
BTW, I've compiled a spreadsheet of roughly every names from the game - except character names.
Check it out if you're interested
I actually just created a version that restores "Cobra Shuttle". Not because of it's poison quality but because I forgot that it's combat graphic is an actual boomerang. I basically, just threw my hands up in the air and surrendered to the nonsense. I also dropped the "Hira" from the "Shuriken".
I looked over your document, most of your names are fairly unrelated to the source material. This website has almost everything: https://inari.aerdan.org//translations/secretofmana.html
. It actually got me started on this whole project. Your spreadsheet totally reminded me that Square has been using "Moonring Blade" instead of Full Moon Ring for a while so that's definitely a change I'm willing to make, especially because it was the last 3-word item holdouts. "Frizbar" is gone and never coming back. It really goes against the spirit of the new localization.
I would loooove to implement "Lucre". "GP" just feels like such an old school holdout. However, there isn't space for it. If you look at the Status Screen or any of the shops, you'll see that there is no room for more than two characters. I have considered switching out "GP" for "LP" or "Lu" in shops, windows, and menus and referring to it as Lucre in dialogue.
I've been wanting to play this since I have a little free time right now with work, but I've seen that a new version has been stuck in Queue for several days now... Would you be willing to upload the files to another host, the Queue BS on this site can be such as nuisance.
Your wish has been granted. Check the original post for a link.