Only had time to check the readme of this so far, but I lied. There is absolutely no way I could "wing it" without a proper guide, some of those new names are completely alien to me. (not a good or bad thing, just saying.)
Yes, a lot of the names are completely different. I wasn't sure I would like all the changes at first, because I've been playing this since my childhood and a lot has changed. But over the course of two thorough playtests I've found the new names to be quite charming and the skills and spells much easier to understand. I hope the Delocalized naming system grows on you and others!
One other thing I would like to post here is that some technical issues remain with this hack. Nothing so pressing that it had to delay our release, but some things I want to make known and intend to try to address in the future once I have more time to devote to learning more hacking skills.
The issues are:
1) Menu text.
For reasons of symmetry, we would like this to read TEXT SPD, ORDER, PLAN, JOURNAL. Having "CH" (standing for "change") in the menu seems strange when the others don't have a verb in front of the menu command. I wasn't able to find these menu items in the ROM.
2) Personality list.
I was trying to change all of the personality text in the game to have only the first letter of each word capitalized, and the rest lowercased. While I did find a list of personalities in the rom, changing that list didn't affect the game.
I'm assuming that the personalities and the menu text are stored as compressed graphics somewhere, just like the list of gate names.
3) Pete, the gift monster.
I have a suspicion that Pete was intended to be a male monster, yet is coded as female in the game. Not only is the monster's name Pete, but after Machiko gives you this monster she goes on about how it's odd that male monsters can learn PuffPuff. It seems to be non sequitur for her to make that comment after giving you a female monster with the PuffPuff skill.
4) Master designation on breeding screen.
In the screenshot of Pete above, you also see that it says MASTER: May. May is the former name of Machiko, whose name was changed to Machiko in dialogue but I can't seem to affect her name in this list (even though I have changed others). This sort of maser designation also appears when you check the 4th page of a monster status after breeding monsters with an NPC. There are two names I would like to change on these screens, but my changes didn't work.
So... just some minor things that I didn't feel equipped to deal with just yet, and may eventually be in a future update.