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Would a square logo/sign be read like a name seal or like a western sign, if the characters lined up?

Say I had a sign that read 中華料理, but I wanted to fit it into a square for a shop sign, or maybe a t-shirt. Would it be better to use left-to-right, top-to-bottom: 中華 料理 or top-to-bottom, right-to-...
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JLPT sentence order section [duplicate]

I keep on trying this type of jlpt questions and I keep on failing. Do you have any recommendation on what to read or what to review? An example question that I answered wrong is : れいぞうこにくだもの__ * ...
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How do I alphabetize a list with Hiragana, Katakana and Jukugo?

I understand that there's the Gojuon order for あいうえお and so forth, but if I had list with Katakana アイウエオ, do I order it all like あいうえおアイウエオ, or do I order it like あアいイうウえエおオ? Consequently if I have ...
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What do you need kanatype sensitivity for?

Question to any Japanese reader: When you look in SQL-Server and do SELECT * FROM sys.fn_helpcollations() WHERE (1=1) --AND description LIKE '%insensitive%' AND name LIKE '%japanese%' you get ...
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How does the katakana lengthening mark (長音符) sort?

Usually, lists are collated using the gozyuuon order. But how does the katakana lengthening mark ー fit in? Given the following sequence of words, what order should they be in? What are the sorting ...
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