Difference about Pokemon HG/SS(J) and (E)

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Mar 23, 2010
  1. X-44
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    I noticed something different, You know when you go to your pal pad for the japanese one and when you add a friend code and it ask to put someones name? Well in the pokemon hg/ss(j) It only ask you for 5 characters name, But in the english one is 7. I tried adding my friend named "Stephen" on my pokemon(j) version its only 5 characters. But in the english one its 7 characters. Thing is the english version of pokemon hg and ss freezes. So I have to use the jap one and patch it with english. Any Ideas?
     
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    Probably something to do with character length?

    Or maybe they realised that some people have more than 5 letters in their name?
     
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    Well, you have 2 options.

    1. You could buy the game.

    2. Maybe just call him "Steve" in your Pal Pad. Geez. [​IMG]
     
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    NO not Steve GOD FORBID!

    seriously you guys complain about weird things.. consider Stphn?
     
  5. twiztidsinz

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    I think that's because Japanese characters are (like?) sounds/syllables.
    So "S t e v e n" (6 letters) would be "St e ven" (3 characters)


    Also I know many people don't mean it this way, but "Jap" is somewhat offensive.
    If you don't want to type out Japanese, you should use either JP or (J).
     
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    True. People really shouldn't shorten it like that, unless they want to risk being branded as big a dick as Superman:

    http://superdickery.com/index.php?option=c...5&Itemid=49
     
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    It actually IS because of the way the languages are written. With Japanese katakana and hiragana, syllables can be expressed with a single character. In addition, there's common kanji characters which can represent entire words in a single character. Because of this, Japanese Pokemon games don't need more than 5 characters for a name to be entered in its entirety.

    For example:

    The name "Michael" requires 7 characters in a US copy

    The same name in Japanese, "Maikeru" would only require 4; Ma i ke ru
     

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