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Post and discuss ongoing projects, translations, scans, ect.
Ask for help with interpreting difficult kanji, or advice on proper typesetting and redrawing.
Upload you you pages for quick proofs and/or comments&critique

Resources I've personally collected (feel free to post your own):

Hiragana/Katakana Keyboard and Romaji conversion
http://www.lexilogos.com/keyboard/hiragana.htm

Japanese Dictionary
http://www.romajidesu.com/

Machine Translator
http://www.hongfire.com/forum/showthread.php/94395-Translation-Aggregator-v0.4.8

Japanese OCR programs/sites
http://kanjitomo.net/
http://www.i2ocr.com/free-online-japanese-ocr

Guides, fonts, ect
http://www.insidescanlation.com/etc/The-Idiots-Guide-to-Editing-Manga/guide/main.html
http://www.insidescanlation.com/etc/The-Idiots-Guide-to-Editing-Manga/guide/type/fonts.html
http://csdgn.org/inform/manga-editing
http://bakadumbaho.shounen-ai.net/blog/guide-typesetting/

no begging
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If you need to rely on any sort of machine translations and OCR you shouldn't be fucking translating
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>>134004952
>Hiragana/Katakana Keyboard and Romaji conversion
>http://www.lexilogos.com/keyboard/hiragana.htm
>Japanese Dictionary
>http://www.romajidesu.com/
>Machine Translator
>http://www.hongfire.com/forum/showthread.php/94395-Translation-Aggregator-v0.4.8
>link to a shitty BL typsetting tutorial
Why
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>Hiragana/Katakana Keyboard and Romaji conversion
>Machine Translator
>Japanese OCR programs/sites
Christ, why. If you're translating you're expected to understand the language, not look up every single word and dictionary your way out of it. Actually you're not even looking the words up, you're literally asking a machine to do all the work for you because you don't even know fucking kana.

I didn't even look at the other replies before writing this but I guess it's just fucking common sense. No wonder there's so many garbage translations these days.
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if the SFX got cleaned out, should I typeset it or just mask it in from the clean so it appears?
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>>134006440
I prefer to see the original sfx, it looks more natural
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Why the fuck my post was deleted? Mods approve generals now?
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>>134006440
Typeset with a font matching the original, draw it yourself if you must.
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>>134006574
Fuck off and take your memes with you, senpai.
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Issue 11/15 arrived after 12/15. Isn't SAL great?

Scanning Kaguya-sama and the oneshots.

Anything else you'd be interested in?
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>>134006601
I'm worried about whether or not other people in my group will have the same font, though.
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>>134007101
You can always try the small text font you have in that page. With proper treatment it could work.
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>>134006077
>>134006254
Don't be stupid newfags and not understand how script compilation works when working in scanlation goups.
spoiler:you type out the japanese characters and then the put the english translation underneath then hand it to a typesetter so they can make everything match up or a proofer to check proper translation
>being this stupid
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>>134007291
Doing it that way is a complete waste of time
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>>134007232
I guess something like this could work. Not sure, though...

Sorry, I'm pretty new and this is the second chapter I've ever done
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>>134007101
Which is that font on the small sxfs, anon?
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>>134007366
augie
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>>134007291
Stop lying, it will always be faster to type the text yourself instead of OCRing it because manga isn't fucking compact like LNs. The only reason to OCR anything is when you can barely pass N5 and know less than 100 kanji.
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>>134007373
Thanks!
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>>134007324
I like it. I wouldn't say you're new to this at all.
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>>134007366
Are you the anon who has been asking about fonts in a ton of threads? You really need to spend time on font sites making your own library. There aren't that many comic fonts, you should be able to recognize the most common ones on your own.
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>>134007081
[MJ1511] かぐや様は告らせたい (c7)
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>>134007509
Cheers
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>>134007081
[MJ 1511] 締め切り守らナイト [仁人] (oneshot)
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>>134007081
>Scanning Kaguya-sama and the oneshots.
Thank you based Miracleanon.
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>>134007460
I'm not that anon, I have my set of preferred fonts but thought that one might be useful in the future
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>>134006601
t-thanks anon

By the way, if anyone's interested, I'm currently working on rewriting the Red Hawk Typesetting 101 guide in Markdown (since redhawk is RIP). I'll put it up on github pages and post the link here if I ever get around finishing it.

It's been really helpful to me for solving a lot of specific situations with photoshop.
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>>134007081
[MJ 1511] もっこ!! [黒谷宗史] (oneshot)
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>>134007081
[MJ 1511] こいこいこいこい!佐倉さん [蒼井万里] (oneshot)
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>>134007081
[MJ 1511] しんそつ七不思議 [かふん] (oneshot)

And done.
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>>134004952
I just want to thank sokuyomi anon.
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Any translation available for the 1st chapter of Legend of the Galactic heroes? If not, anyone is interested?

http://tonarinoyj.jp/manga/yj_mj/ginga-1/
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>>134004952
>Guides, fonts, ect
Prettyanonymo.us/index.php/scanlation-resources/
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>>134006574
It's just OP being stupind by puting "General" in the title. We always had a scanlation thread.
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The anime adaptation is airing next season and no one has started translating it yet, so I (an amateur) might as well as try it out as practice.

I mean, the chapters are 4-8 pages long, there's no need for much redrawing since it's a webcomic, and the script seems to be simple enough, how hard could it be?

Now if one of you more professional dickheads finishes translating before I do I'm gonna go buttmad.
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What do you guys think about closing frames with missing borders, like the right frame in >>134007783?
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>>134004952
>general
So it happened, scanlation threads finally became pure cancer.
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>>134011293
Does this mean something for scanlation thread?
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>>134009276
Seconding this
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>>134007783
>By the way, if anyone's interested, I'm currently working on rewriting the Red Hawk Typesetting 101 guide in Markdown (since redhawk is RIP).
Did you check the archive?
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>>134011398
Yeah, I meant converting the guide from a forum post to markdown format.
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>>134007783
>since redhawk is RIP
https://mangaconda.wordpress.com/typesetting-introduction-from-vaelis/
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>>134011579
Welp.

At least, I won't have wasted a few more days on this.
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>>134011293
>Oh no people are helping each other to scanlate more manga
>Better complain about it
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what's wrond with the WSJ scanlation today? Some people have already the RAWS but the chinks & Pandas aren't scanlating it.
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>>134012041
They're all in japanese prison
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>>134012041
They're scared of being caught again. Serves them right for being retarded about it.
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>>134011708
>Impying /a/nons helps each other
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>>134012496
>being so new you think everyone is a disgusting leech like you
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>>134009276
Wow that's gay
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>>134012496
Fuck you faggot.
Since the day I began scanlating anons in scanlation threads have been incredibly helpful.
Just sekrit klub babbies like you think being a stuck up bitch is cool.
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>>134012638
they will probably use the same character design for the 2017 anime remake. Get ready
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>>134004952
>General
Kill yourself.
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Is it wrong to resize low size page to bigger one?
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>>134004952
>general
Why? When has there ever been more than one of these up at the same time?
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>>134013737
Depends on how the final result looks.
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>>134011708
Fucking this, oh man how terrible that /a/nons decided to be productive, the world has come apart.
>>134012496
You and people that think like you are a cancer to the community in general.
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I need some advice.

I have finished scans and moved onto post-processing, before I align and crop the image. So far, I have only modified the contrast and light levels.

Should I do anything else in post-processing, and if so, should I use any of the Topaz tools?
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>>134016980
Adjust the levels a bit and crop. Don't use topaz. Never use topaz.
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>>134016980
Your page looks strange. Don't adjust the contrast, use levels.
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>>134007081

Hey, you're back Miracle Jump anon.

I was considering buying some back issues for the other oneshots. Here's what I found so far, still need to look up a ToC for the earlier issues.

http://pastebin.com/mp8gWBT5
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How bad is it? Does it look strange in some part?
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>>134017614
I still have the issues from 2015/2014 and some from 2013. I'm not sure if they still have all pages, but most should be complete. I thought about scanning them bit by bit as I've got some free time. The oldest issue I have is No. 12 (2013.1.30)

And wikipedia Japan says
>2011年1月13日に隔月刊誌として創刊[1]。「SF&ファンタジー」をテーマにしている。『漫革』・『月刊ヤングジャンプ』の流れを汲んでおり、これらの雑誌同様『週刊ヤングジャンプ』の作品の番外編や、『週刊ヤングジャンプ』連載作家の読み切り漫画・ピンナップイラスト等も掲載される。

>2013年6月25日発売のN°15でリニューアルのため一時休刊。2014年4月15日より月刊誌として再開された[2][3]。同号は「2014年5月号(週刊ヤングジャンプ5月30日増刊号)」とされ、発売日の翌月付で月号表記されている。
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>>134017907

His middle finger is a bit too narrow, the original is more "round".
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>>134018025

The 2013 ones are either not for sale or are expensive, from what I saw, so if you have any oneshots from those, it'd be appreciated if you can scan them. The site that I referenced didn't list any oneshots for the 2013 issues (or it didn't label them as such).

Let me know which issues you already have, because I was about to buy some 2015 issues in the near future (1, 3, 5) and 2014 (6, 10).
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>>134017907
The elbow looks a little too awkward. Not enough curvature.
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>>134017907
Is that a nipple that i see on her?
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>>134018129
The oneshots in issues 13-15 aren't labeled as such, but they are there.

I should have all issues from 2014 and 2015. At least I don't remember throwing any of them out.
I'll keep scanning. If a issue is missing pages I'll tell you.

And now I'm off to bed.
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>>134018246

>aren't labeled as such, but they are there.

What a pain.

Thanks again.
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>>134017907
It's looking good, keep it up. What's this? The art looks nice.
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>machine translator
WELCOME TO 2015 SCANLATIONS EVERYONE
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>>134018198
>>134018027
thanks, i will fix that.

>>134018503
Ballroom e Youkoso
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>>134018798
>2015
>implying it's not since machine translator exist
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>>134004952

>Machine Translator
>Japanese OCR programs/sites

Now this is gr8 b8 OP.
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So, when SHOULD you use Topaz?
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>>134019162

When something looks like absolute dogshit with lots of noise and/or bleedthrough from the page behind it.
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>>134018900
Thanks anon, this looks fun.
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>machine translator

What is this?
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>>134019162
When there's JPG artifacts or when it's color pages with specific patterns and textures.
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>>134019254
It's a robot that translates in real time everything you throw at it.
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>>134019254

What does it sound like, retard?
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>>134019564
sounds good. I will translate some chapters with it
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>>134019802

Be sure to add 10 credit pages and a watermark in every panel. If you want to go the extra mile, put an .apng in the beginning.
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>>134019881
what's wrond with credit page?
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>>134007081
>>134007509
Thanks for Kaguya. Gonna try and get chapter 2 done tonight.
Also, I should mention I have issues No. 12 and 14 of Miracle Jump from a few years back if you haven't got them and want anything scanned.
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>>134019881
>.apng
Are those the pages with the fake loading screens?
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>>134019802
When you're done with them, feel free to submit them directly to >>>/trash/
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>>134021311
salt
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>>134021386
>necrobumping
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>>134021441
Shhh, you aren't allowed to speak out against it now that it's a general.
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>>134019162
when you have high res and quality scans that has too much noise
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>>134021782
Not him, but let's speak about all the reasons why lots of people don't want these (in particular) to become generals. More threads means more presence. Being up often means that we get more outsiders who can find threads easily. It means more resident tripfags, as if there aren't enough already. And people want to avoid the cocksucking like the rest of the scanlation community, which is the only reason these threads are tolerable.

If people want to establish something permanent, they should probably do it elsewhere. /a/ has enough fucking generals and it doesn't need to be any more of a target than it already is.
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>>134022274
What other generals are there anyway? Only on I've seen recently is the rwby shit. I thought /a/ was usually pretty good at avoiding them.
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>>134022274
Scanlation threads tend to actually be productive though.
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>>134022752
Generals can make anything stagnant. If someone has a question or an update they can start a thread themselves, there's no reason to have one up all the time that's worth the almost inevitable tripfaggotry it will unleash.
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>>134022880
People already complain when someone makes a thread just to ask a question if it's been less than a week or whatever arbitrary time they think should pass. If there's no pleasing them, I don't see the point in even trying.
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>>134023130
People will always complain about something, that doesn't mean a straight up general isn't still a horrible idea. I could even see it working every other day, but constantly having one up is always a terrible idea.
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Just putting this here for the archive (weird sentences are to pick up keywords I used when browsing through the archive):

After trying to find a good scanner for under $200, and after finding no definite answers on 4chan, I managed to contact a scanner directly, who recommended me a particular model.

I bought the Epson V550, as he said Epson was "the Golden Standard" of photo scanning. As far as I can tell, there is not much differences between the V500, V550, and V600, besides production year and special processing options and filters during scanning. As manga scanning is best with vanilla RAWs, I just bought the cheapest, the V550.

The V550 DPI depends on the size of the object being scanned. The maximum DPI for most doujinshi is 2400. For Jewel Case covers, 3200 DPI. Scanning in 48 bit color also reduces resolution. It takes a few seconds to scan at 300 DPI, a couple minutes at 1200, and several minutes at 2400.

The bundled software performs well in "Professional Mode." All filters can be disabled, and the image can be output to JPG, TIFF, PNG, PDF, and more.

The images are crisp and free of artifacts. An example is the attached image, which was scanned at 1200 DPI, with not filters applied. The only flaw is that lining up the image with the side guards clips off a small chunk of the image facing the guard.

V550 Pros
>Relatively Lightweight
>High DPI
>No banding, abnormal artifacts
>Software outputs to lossless formats

V550 Cons:
>Awkward Power Switch
>Aligning image with side cuts off a bit of content
>Slightly Noisy
>Bleedthrough (use black construction paper)
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>>134022472
Kantai, Monmusume, Precure, Yu-Gi-Oh, SnK, Tokyo Ghoul, Jojo, /ai/, Yuru Yuri and probably One Piece. These are up almost 24/7.

To a lesser extent, maybe Gundam but it's not really sustainable. Love Live fags have taken it down a notch, but they're not any less full of cancer. There's a bunch of borderline ones and ones that aren't 24/7 but are just as bad like Madoka has been.
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>>134023130
The complaints aren't without a reason. It used to be that these threads get made once in a few weeks and there will be robust and lively discussions. Every since some people decided to make a couple every few days, scanlation threads have been the absolute opposite of robust discussion and pretty much follow this pattern:
>15+ posts later, discussion dies
>about to fall to page 10, someone makes a post to bump it
>another 10+ posts
>about to fall to page 10 again, someone makes a post to bump it
>another 10+ posts

It's disjointed, barely a coherent conversation at all. It feels like it's alive just for the sake of it, rather having a concrete purpose; that is, the thread being there because there are people wanting to keep talking.

But whatever, seeing all the generals (that swear they aren't) all over the board, it appears that I'm of the minority now so it's irrelevant and I'll just take it easy and let people do what they want.
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>>134023693
I like to think of the anime and manga community rather separate. And it's true to be honest. Mangafags probably whip more people in to shape than our anime counterparts. It's part of the reason there are still OPT despite rec threads being deleted. But what the fuck happened to 3x3. I remember when it wasn't a huge circlejerk, but that was also when there were just manga 3x3 threads (of which there are literally none).
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>>134023693
My personal opinion is that I won't make constant threads myself, but if I see one up I may as well use it instead of letting it die so someone can feel better about themselves for not being part of a "general."
The OP absolutely can't be a thing though, anyone who needs those links has no business anywhere near scanlation.
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>>134023805
That's true overall doesn't mean the manga crowd can't shitpost with the best of them, OPT threads have been crap for a while.
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>>134023865
It's newfag central no doubt.
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>>134023805
Do you consider doujinshifags to be mangafags?
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>>134013141
god forbid.
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My scanner only goes up to 600dpi
Am I a plebian scanner
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>>134026018
No one needs DPI much higher than 600. It's most probably slow though if it maxes at 600.
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>>134004952
g8 b8 m8
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All anons left from jcafe?
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Is the jump plus tool still working? or is it for me?
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>>134029036
Some of the new shonen jump maganize have updated to block the tool. it will need some update.
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>>134028197
I tried to register an account, but I never got my confirmation mail.
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>>134029885
Thanks for the info, anon. I think that spreading jcafe by faggot on haruka had a big influence on ripper tools.

>>134030118
You don't need an account to use that tool
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>>134030412
I wasn't talking about any tools. I meant the website and jcafe forums.
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..are my eye blind or that guy at bitbucket removed his project (Online Manga downloader and comicwalker)?
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>>134031035

He's gone, wonder what happened.
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>>134023420
Does scanner tech actually get better over the years? Seems like a very low innovation area justifying fairly stable prices. Like microwaves for instance.
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Do you faggots actually use machine translators? What the fuck
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>>134031993
Proofreaders use it.
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>>134032930
Congrats on bumping the thread with a troll reply. Wouldn't want the thread to die now would we?
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>>134024614
what's wrong with it?
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>>134031993
No, TL from CN to EN instead.

>>134032963
That's how scanlations threads have been ever since some people insisted on having these frequently. Just roll with it, it's too late to call them out on it.
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>>134033219
>Just roll with it
No.
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>>134033403
>OMG!
Yeah, this is a general for sure now.
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>>134033580
you do realize that shit heads from jcafe starts these scanlation generals right?
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>>134033655
You do realize that means jack shit right? It doesn't matter who makes the threads anymore at this point.

And you're not helping your case by bumping it back to page 1 again.
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>>134033580
Who are you, anon?
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>>134023420
I've been trying to decide between those models myself but I wanted to know how it fares with different kinds of color pages since I want to scan artbooks as well. If you're still around, do you think you can scan some colored stuff?
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>>134009276
calling it now, somebody will pick up this & the first chapter will get a lot of attention from nostalgiafags, then niggastream picks it up a day later & claim they were already doing it
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>>134034772
i just want to do the 1st chapter but i doubt they will pick up this.
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>>134034961
if it gets the kind of internet traffic that rwby first chapter got a couple of days ago, it's very likely that they will pick up, they're predictable like that
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>>134035129
There is only 1 chapter for RWBY. It has also a growing fanbase in japan and already have one in America. (NS is an american group)
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hey is there sokuyomi anon here?
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>>134035261
>NS is an american group
Their site specifically says most of their members need to be in Europe timezones to deal with when they get raws.
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>>134037492
why?
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hello how do i rip dlsite? thanks
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>all the newfags ITT

Disgusting. Next time you make a scanlation thread do it stealthy or this will turn into jcafe 2.0.
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>>134037913
How do you make a "stealthy" thread?
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>>134038578
By lurking more, you dingus. It kind of beats the purpose if you explain it in this very thread, don't you think?
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>>134037913
How?
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>>134039479
People like you are why we shouldn't have generals.
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