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Offline asc

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« Posted 2006-12-03 14:13:44 »

My first entry - Hiragana Piranha 4k

OK. I know this is a minority interest, but I'm hoping it'll do better than last year's Kana invaders.

It's a typing game similar to Typer Shark. You have to type the romanization of each character to kill the piranhas before they get you.

I've still got a few bytes left, so suggestions are welcome.
Offline darkprophet

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« Reply #1 - Posted 2006-12-03 14:21:32 »

Nice game, reminds me of that typing program I used to have. I couldn't see any Japanese characters on the screen, they were white boxes. But I do have the Japanese language pack installed, and as proof of this, I can see http://www.japantimes.rakuten.co.jp/

This is on Ubuntu 6.10 linux, so depending on your view of linux, you might want to take it with a grain of salt Smiley

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Offline me

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« Reply #2 - Posted 2006-12-03 14:27:20 »

Hello ASC,

Very well done.
I was working on someting similar, but yours is way better. I trash my version.

The romanized characters where shown but there where little boxes in the fish.
Java 1.5 running on Windows XP.


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Offline asc

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« Reply #3 - Posted 2006-12-03 14:47:13 »

I couldn't see any Japanese characters on the screen, they were white boxes.

Hmm. I can see how that makes it difficult to play. Sad

Well it just worked for me on Mepis 6, Mac OS 10.4 and my Windows machine (which admittedly does have Asian language support), so I'm a little disappointed about that.

I didn't have room for a rasterized font, so I had to use text. I'm asking for MS Gothic - the other OSes that I tried just chose a sensible alternative - no little white boxes anywhere.

Is there a way of finding which Japanese fonts are installed on a system?
Offline oNyx

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« Reply #4 - Posted 2006-12-03 14:50:00 »

Nice.

But を is "wo" (Hepburn romanization).

And you can kill the つ (tsu) ones with "u"!? And there was another odd one... mmh.

>I'm asking for MS Gothic[...]

Don't. Use one of the logical fonts such as Dialog instead. With a logical font you have a way higher success rate.

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Offline asc

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« Reply #5 - Posted 2006-12-03 15:01:50 »

But を is "wo" (Hepburn romanization).

True, but I didn't think it was generally pronounced like that. I'll fix it.

And you can kill the つ (tsu) ones with "u"!? And there was another odd one... mmh.

Ah yes, that's a side effect of running out of space to code it properly. It's a little lax on the ones with alternative spellings. But I found a few bytes the other day, so I can probably handle this now.

edit:
Use one of the logical fonts such as Dialog instead. With a logical font you have a way higher success rate.

Changed the font to Dialog. Let me know if it works.
Offline oNyx

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« Reply #6 - Posted 2006-12-03 15:22:22 »

>True, but I didn't think it was generally pronounced like that.

Its pronounced like "o" for the most part, but "wo" is the standard for romaji.

And that tsu/u thing... I think your substringing is off by one there. If thats the case that "i" would match "shi" (si), chi (ti) and "u" would match "fu" (hu).

edit: The font is now a bit more curvy and a tad bigger. No issues here.
edit2: My theory was right so it seems. They do indeed match up like that.

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