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East Asian Width in softlists #117905 09/26/20 11:53 AM
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I was wondering, what's the official stance on what to do with those characters in certain Japanese titles which use full-widht, AKA "East Asian Width" (http://www.unicode.org/reports/tr11/)?

Should we just convert them all to regular width? Besides things like "GB", "2", "RPG", "GO", etc, there's also some symbols usually found using this width, such as "!", "+", sometimes even weird stuff like "⑤".

Certain cases even alternate between regular and full width, such as two instances of "FROM TV ANIMATION ONE  PIECE" found in the official Game Boy Color release spreadsheet which, to top it off, is mixing full and regular width spaces (and then there's another instance where it's written as "From TV animation ONEPIECE").


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Re: East Asian Width in softlists [Re: ICEknight] #117906 09/26/20 12:16 PM
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I think we'd just call it a stylistic / presentation choice and use "From TV Animation One Piece"

for the same reason we don't have PACMAN in MAME, but Pac-Man

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Re: East Asian Width in softlists [Re: ICEknight] #117907 09/26/20 01:18 PM
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It should match official use. For example, Nintendo always uses halfwidth Latin for “GB” but it’s “電車でGO!” in all official material. Anyway, we don’t want anything that comes from a spreadsheet hacked off a Nintendo servers. There’s no plausible deniability for where stuff came from if you’re using filenames or internal submission titles that aren’t available from anywhere else.


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