@filler thanks so much, I'm watching them as I go along to dump Shin Megami Tensei's script, however I got stuck because I don't have a pre-existing table to reference when doing my first search so I'm not really sure what I can search for as the videos don't tell you what to do if you don't have a reference table.
Yeah, I figured I should have mentioned at that part how you can just type out a table even using decimal if you want. You're just looking for numbers, any numbers, that match up to the positions of the letters in the alphabet that you want to search for.
If you want something in decimal just type out:
Keep in mind, there are other ways of writing the Japanese hirgana set like S-JIS' encoding which intersperses the small and voiced characters like this:
However, a LOT of these older 8-bit and 16-bit text encoding schemes use a simple hiragana order. The main differences tend to be in the final two bytes whether を or ん show up as the last character so I try to omit those from any relative searching.
Here's a hiragana sample you can use if you want to try that relative value scan like I did:
NOTE: This one doesn't include を in its contiguous hiragana set so be sure not to include を or ん in any relative searches you do using these values.