Published on 17 Mar 2021
You have sneaked a peek (and you happen to have photographic memory) at the phone of a colleague.
He is a bit of a weeb, but you know he doesn’t actually speak Japanese.
What could this mean on his phone?
- Author: kapi
- Difficulty: easy
- Attachment: screenshot.jpg
Looking at the picture, we can see the guy used Google Japanese Input to write that monstrosity out. So I guess why not, set the keyboard to the same layout on my phone, and started going ham in the Notes section of my phone. I soon realized two things:
- It was like writing sms “Back in my day”
- The picture also had an “sms-pad”
Putting these two together, I started looking at what the output was, how it was achieved on the Japanese Input, then mirrored it to the sms-pad. One-by-one, I got the letters of the flag, which was: