Help translating Rockman.exe Operate Shooting Star

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    Hi, this is my first post. I decided to try translating ROMs and I decided to start with Rockman.exe Operate Shooting Star. My OS is Windows XP and I'm using XVI32 as a hex editor and TaBuLar as a table maker. I have made a table with the hex values of every possible key on the keyboard. The main problem is in that sentence: there are no Japanese characters on the keyboard, so I can't find the hex values for those, and I don't know what Japanese characters are used in the game. That, and on the hex editor, where Japanese characters should be, there are boxes instead. I think that's because I don't have East Asian language support. So if anybody can help with any of this like if they want to suggest a better program to use or if they have the solution to any of my problems, please reply.
     


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    You could look up a Shift-JIS table, it has the characters for Japanese, English, symbols and numbers.
     
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    Is a Shift-JIS table a template for all tables? Or can some tables differ from that?
     
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    Every table is different, it could be ASCII, Unicode or Shift-JIS, but I think Shift-JIS is the only one with Japanese, I'm not positive.
    This is a list of the Unicode
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_Unico...ers#Basic_Latin
     
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    OK, as far as I can tell Shift-JIS is right, but the Japanese characters in the Shift-JIS table show up as boxes in my browser. How would I fix that? If it's important, I'm using Google Chrome.
     
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    You have to change the encoding to Japanese so it'll appear. Let me open up my Google Chrome and I'll check.

    On the right of the address bar is control current page(Looks like a piece of paper folded in the top right), click it and go to encoding then change it to Japanese>Shift-JIS.
     
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    I tried that. They are mostly question marks, with a couple of boxes
     
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    There is no Japanese language pack installed on my computer, and I lost the Boot CD, which is what it asks me for when I try to download the language pack.

    EDIT: Tried the second link that you posted and I haven't tried that yet, so I'm gonna try that.
     
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    Try the two links in my last post.
    You can go to microsoft.com to download the Japanese language pack.
     
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    Yeah, tried the second link and I haven't tried that yet, so I'm trying that now.
     
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    It should work after downloading the language pack and doing the steps in the first link.
    You'll need the language pack for the table to appear on your computer, anyway.
     
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    My main problem is this from the first link: Step 11. MSIE may ask permission to install the Japanese language pack
     
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    Wait, never mind, it is working. It was just a really quick download and I didn't notice.
     
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    Do you also now how to make it so I can copy and paste a Japanese symbol into my table?
     
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    You don't need the pack to view japanese characters in the browser, the pack is only needed if you want to be able to type in japanese in any program in windows (and windows stuff itself).

    You need unicode fonts. Install the microsoft office trial, it includes unicode versions of system fonts. After that you'll be able to see pretty much anything in your browser.
     
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    @Rydian I can see Japanese characters now, don't need to do that
     
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    Good job [​IMG]
     
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    But I still can't see them out of the browser, like in the hex editor
     

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