Tobster7, awesome work! Have you tried using ` (tilda) for ' ?
And I think we need to take fast solution, who knows how much time talk.dat will take.
I need help with eboot. Basicaly, I've reached the point of my jap knowledge, and moved to the area, where my edits are doing only worse, as there are many phrazes which can have a lot of meaning or completely don't make sense for me.
I release decrypted and edited eboot for someone to grab and continue editing. After then, post it back and I'll encrypt it (lost a few hours of my life trying to figure out how to encrypt/decrypt correctly).
Just a notice: there should be at least two zero bytes ('00 00') between words in eboot, so save space!
I've translated "Settings", in-game menu (with Help), partially combat menu (except for "Move" and "Status" commands, which are somwhere in the eboot not with other commands) - with Help and some errors in translation; status screen and "Game progress", some warnings and some other small things, but still there's a lot to do and achieve, which can't be done without both language knowledge and playing Disgaea 4.
I'll try shamaning on talk.dat