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I believe the rule you are looking for is called 人名字取り. 5字取り is the most commonly used for the closing credits in movies. What this means, is everything is aligned based on 5 characters. Here is an image for reference (link). I found this other reference which has a few more patterns (posted below). If I'm understanding the question correctly, 5字取り or ...


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Making my previous comment an answer, since it turns out to be not as obvious a suggestion as I thought I think we can all agree that the particular spacing makes it easier to read the 3-kanji length names, so the question is why this is done only for 3 kanji. My personal guess is that this is because 3-kanji last+first names combinations are particularly ...


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What if the rule is "Do not insert a gap that is larger or equal to one fullwidth space (sometimes used to separate names), unless it breaks up the family name and the given name"? Names with three characters put a larger space before/after the one-character name, in order to make the spacing between the characters of the two-character name smaller than one ...



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