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Father. Coder. Geocacher. Tinkerer. Kayaker. Hoarder.


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awarded  Autobiographer
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awarded  Supporter
Feb
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comment Proper Terms For Representing GPS Coordinates
Thanks @TsuyoshiIto and @Hyperworm!
Feb
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accepted Proper Terms For Representing GPS Coordinates
Feb
9
comment Proper Terms For Representing GPS Coordinates
As @sawa pointed out, my level of knowledge is very limited. My technique for finding these words was to look at an online dictionary and search for the English words and then plug the Japanese words back into the translation to complete the round trip. I selected words that seemed most like what I was looking for.
Feb
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awarded  Student
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asked Proper Terms For Representing GPS Coordinates
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awarded  Scholar
Feb
9
accepted Sokuon Diacritic and Wabun Morse Code
Feb
9
comment Sokuon Diacritic and Wabun Morse Code
@Dave: OK. I can accept that. I was hoping that there was a "clean" way to represent this that wouldn't be ambiguous to non-native speakers, but I can't expect an entire language to bend to the will of my puzzle. :-) Thanks!
Feb
9
comment Sokuon Diacritic and Wabun Morse Code
I realize that this probably isn't the typical question for this community, but if Kana (or Katakana or Hiragana) is on-topic, then I think Wabun should also be on-topic, although a lot more obscure. Any help is greatly appreciated.
Feb
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comment Sokuon Diacritic and Wabun Morse Code
Is there a difference between "ro + tsu + pya + ku" and "ro + sokuon + pya + ku" or would a native speaker/reader understand that this is "600"?
Feb
9
comment Sokuon Diacritic and Wabun Morse Code
For the Wabun code Wikipedia page, I merged the existing Morse code table with the full Katakana symbol table from en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Katakana . The concepts of the diacritics (dakuten, handakuten, and chōonpu) were difficult for me to understand at first, but I tried to be analytical about it and match the patterns. It seemed odd to me that sokuon wasn't represented in the Wabun code. From my reading it seemed that there was a distinction between sokuon and tsu.
Feb
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asked Sokuon Diacritic and Wabun Morse Code