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Problematic kanji in a very old game. - 06-27-2017, 08:32 PM

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So there's that old Capcom game I used to play at my local arcade as a kid. Recently I got hold of the original japanese version and managed to translate most of it but I have trouble with two kanji. One I simply can't read due to low resolution. The other doesn't seem to exist or maybe it's not included in the unicode set.

Could you please tell me what's the first character in "X珠宝"?

I cannot find the first kanji in "X二修行". It's from a place where the player is subjected to some training (second training as you can tell). The dot in the character seems puzzling. But then again even if this was just "才" I still wouldn't know what it was supposed to mean here.

Hope you can help me.
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06-27-2017, 11:54 PM

The fIrst one is 殿. It should be read from right to left as 宝珠殿.

The second one is simplefied form of 第.


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06-28-2017, 11:16 AM

Thank you very much.

1. Wow, this game is so old ('87) it's still using ryakuji 㐧.


2. Could you tell me if there is a way to translate "宝珠殿" to english? What's the correct way to pronounce it? Google suggests ほうじゅどの but that makes it even harder to translate. This sign could be found in castle's vault.
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06-28-2017, 12:07 PM

Some of RYAKUJI are still used in Japan. The first and second character of the list are often seen in hand-written documents.

"宝珠殿:HOU-JU-DEN;Palace of Treasure"


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06-29-2017, 01:23 PM

Many Thanks!

That list sure is very interesting.


I hope it's ok if I post one more low rez kanji. This one seems very complicated I can't seem to see a single radical.

These are two separate signs combined into one image. The problematic character is the same in both of them.

Should this be read from right to left as well?

"x在赤"
"皇x大"
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06-29-2017, 11:02 PM

They seem to be "魔:MA;devil".

They also "right to left".


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06-30-2017, 03:32 PM

Thank you!
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