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Hedva or Hedoba?

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Hedoba/Hedva?

Postby Athrades » Mon Aug 19 2013 10:17am

Hi all,

Just pausing in my happy romp through the Scenario 2 translation (which is awesome) to ask if you guys were aware of the correct translation of Hedoba's name? There is a section of the artbook about the origin of the characters' names which explains that she and David are named after a singing duo called "Hedva and David", who were popular in Japan in the 1970s. They are funny, so here's a picture:

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And this is them singing (listen at your peril). So her name in English is supposed to be written "Hedva". Shin and I figured this out only a few years ago, by which time everyone had called her Hedoba for forever, so if people want to keep the name they are familiar with that's cool. But since the name "Hedoba" always sounded to me like "that name we haven't a clue how to write in English", I thought I would put it forth as a suggestion. XD

Also, now you know why David has a terrible 70s haircut.

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Re: Hedoba?

Postby Rick » Mon Aug 19 2013 11:32am

Haha I do remember coming across this information aomewhere but never looked into it...

I guess its one of those mistranslations that has gone too far now and people only really know her as Hedoba
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Re: Hedoba?

Postby legalize freedom » Mon Aug 19 2013 6:13pm

No way. That's awesome!

They even modeled David after him.
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Re: Hedoba?

Postby Lord Oddeye sama » Wed Aug 21 2013 8:22am

Yeah I remember that and I've been calling her Hedva ever since, although I haven't seen an actual photo until today. Sounds like a better name overall. Hedoba always sounded kinda oafish...
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Re: Hedoba?

Postby legalize freedom » Wed Aug 21 2013 11:01am

I would support the change if it were popular.

Maybe a poll is in order...
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Re: Hedoba?

Postby Athrades » Fri Aug 23 2013 7:49am

legalize freedom wrote:I would support the change if it were popular.

Maybe a poll is in order...

I can add a poll if that is helpful :).

And real-person David is super creepy. XD
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Re: Hedoba/Hedva?

Postby legalize freedom » Fri Aug 23 2013 12:10pm

Sure.

I think there are only two options.

Hedoba (current)
Hedva

And for the record I never vote in these polls that determine translation patch details like this. A tie goes to what is current.
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Re: Hedoba/Hedva?

Postby Special T » Fri Aug 23 2013 1:05pm

I'm trying to figure out how to pronounce Hedva.... Should it be pronounced Head-Va or something else?
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Re: Hedoba/Hedva?

Postby Lord Oddeye sama » Fri Aug 23 2013 7:01pm

Special T wrote:I'm trying to figure out how to pronounce Hedva.... Should it be pronounced Head-Va or something else?

That's how I'd pronounce it.
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Re: Hedoba/Hedva?

Postby Rick » Sat Aug 24 2013 9:29am

As much as I like the idea that Hedva is the proper translation, I am so used to calling her Hedoba, seeing her called Hedoba and written as Hedoba, it would be weird to see her called otherwise.

Therefore, Hedoba
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Re: Hedoba/Hedva?

Postby Swalchy » Sat Aug 24 2013 7:08pm

Voted for Hedva.

Accuracy should always trump tradition :)
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Re: Hedoba/Hedva?

Postby sulfuroxp » Sun Aug 25 2013 3:35am

Hedva it's really weird O_o
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Re: Hedoba/Hedva?

Postby Athrades » Sun Aug 25 2013 10:27am

Lord Oddeye sama wrote:
Special T wrote:I'm trying to figure out how to pronounce Hedva.... Should it be pronounced Head-Va or something else?

That's how I'd pronounce it.

I think that's right too, since it's written in the Japanese alphabet as "Hedoba" it should be pronounced the same way only without the "o" and with a "v" instead of a "b". :)
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Re: Hedoba/Hedva?

Postby Corsair » Fri Aug 30 2013 7:31pm

I'd be willing to go with either Hedva or Hedova.

Because I thought "hedova" was a pun name. Like "hedova heels"
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Re: Hedoba/Hedva?

Postby Century » Wed Sep 04 2013 7:32pm

With Swalch on this. It probably should be what it's supposed to be, and there's nothing wrong with Hedva
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Re: Hedoba/Hedva?

Postby kight » Mon Sep 09 2013 3:04pm

1) Definitely change it to the intended spelling. Couldn't be more clear that that's what it's supposed to be.

2) Holy $@#%, Real David's sideburns.
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Re: Hedoba/Hedva?

Postby legalize freedom » Wed Sep 18 2013 12:26pm

Let's consider Oct. 1 the deadline.
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Re: Hedoba/Hedva?

Postby Omega Entity » Tue Sep 24 2013 4:20pm

Just stumbled upon a romanization in the official artbook that has it as Hedova. I can scan the page, if you want. Hell, this has romanizations for all of them in here, including towns.
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Re: Hedoba/Hedva?

Postby legalize freedom » Tue Sep 24 2013 6:20pm

I believe this is known information.

The intent was apparently to name them after these two, so I would consider Hedova a mis-romanization. It certainly wouldn't be first in the artbook.
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