Linked Questions

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Do questions have to be in English?

Does a question (and by extension its answers) have to be posed in English, or are purely Japanese conversations acceptable? What about other languages?
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6answers
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What questions are not allowed on Japanese Language SE?

Most of the questions that we have downvoted and closed as off-topic on the Japanese Language Stack Exchange site have violated one (or more) of the following guidelines. No Questions that violate ...
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6answers
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Should we have a standard notation for example sentences?

Many texts and internet resources use certain symbols to prefix correct, sometimes correct, questionable, and incorrect examples: ○ (U+25CB): correct (converts with まる in Windows IME) △ (U+25B3): ...
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6answers
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What can we do to make new users more aware of what type of questions to (not) ask?

tl;dr - Is there a way to more easily direct users' attention to the How do I ask a good question? page? I feel like recently there's been a huge influx of crappy questions; usually translation ...
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6answers
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What is the correct approach to romaji, kana, and/or kanji in example answers?

I like to offer example sentences when I answer a question. However, I can't assume that every reader will know every word I want to use. How should I indicate kanji readings? For example, see my ...
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6answers
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How to format citations from Japanese texts (author, title, &c.)

I'll post a few suggestions so that you can vote. Feel free to add your own suggestion. I've been thinking it would be nice to have establish some guideline how we should format quotations from ...
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5answers
872 views

Furigana engine: modified version with various bugfixes, added features

I've uploaded a modified version of the Furigana engine to https://gist.github.com/cyphr/6536814. The changes include various bugs fixed and added features. Fixed bugs: I've added the problem ...
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5answers
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Deciding on an “officially recommended” format for furigana on JLU [duplicate]

This question is closely tied to two previous questions: What is the correct approach to romaji, kana, and/or kanji in example answers? Is it possible to add support for Ruby tags or any other ...
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4answers
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What notation should we use for showing the pitch accent of words?

Japanese, as I imagine most (if not all) of you are aware, has a pitch accent system, which essentially means that the pitch pattern of a word can be and is often a very important factor in ...
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4answers
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Markdown parser doesn't understand URLs with Japanese

I tried to construct a link like this: [goo](http://dictionary.goo.ne.jp/leaf/jn2/9174/m0u/いい/) and it caused the Markdown parser to produce goo, which (if you're reading this in the future) is not ...
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4answers
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Formatting Sandbox – Please test stuff here

Other sites have formatting sandboxes, so I figured, why not here? After all, we've got lots of our own special markup. If you need to try out any of the markup or formatting options on Japanese.SE ...
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3answers
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Why doesn't furigana work in italicized or bolded text?

Why can I type 漢字{かんじ}, but not 漢字{かんじ} or 漢字{かんじ}? Is this by design? Do I really need to use inline code formatting for kanji with furigana in italicized or bolded text?
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3answers
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IPA and diacritic rendering

In revision #2 of an answer I wrote, there's a diacritic under [c]. On my computer, it looks like this: But for Darius, it looks like this: The diacritic is way to the left of where it's supposed to ...
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3answers
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Would the furigana extension here also be suitable for adding pinyin on Chinese Language & Usage?

Over on Chinese Language & Usage I started a meta topic yesterday on whether we might consider using the furigana extension from Japanese Language & Usage to add pinyin above characters just ...
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2answers
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Updating the FAQ

According to Updating the FAQ for a StackExchange site it is now possible for moderators to edit the FAQ, but I do not know if this is also the case for beta sites. If yes, could we at least put a ...
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2answers
195 views

What questions are on-topic for JL&U?

I want to ask a question on Japanese Language and Usage about X. Is it on topic?
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2answers
191 views

Japanese Input Methods with Kana on the Top

I would like to know whether there is a way to input Japanese with Kana on every Kanji, like what we see sometimes on Japanese book. Is there a input method for this? Is it supported in iOS? Thank ...
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1answer
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Should we encourage answerers to include footnotes defining special symbols?

Sometimes when I write an answer on ELL, I use symbols like * and ? to indicate that something is ungrammatical or questionable. But the first time I did this, some users objected! They said that ...
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1answer
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直 and 喝: Han unification, and being able to write Japanese on JSE

It has already been discussed on the general site meta at Whitelist the <span> tag with the lang= attribute, in order to support Han characters, but I'd like to draw attention to it again here ...
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1answer
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Should we use quotes for inline Japanese words or phrases?

Longer passages should use block quotes. This is about when you need to use Japanese words or phrases such as 日本語 within an English paragraph. Should we use quotes for Kanji and Hiragana/Katakana? I ...
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0answers
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Bolding in Japanese text has finally been fixed!

Bold markup finally works with Japanese! See this announcement on Meta.StackExchange:   Markdown change: Intra-word emphasis now works Until now, we've been working around this problem by using <...
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0answers
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User Experience: Discovering the Formatting Syntax Documentation

For a contributor who is in the markdown editor, and is trying to understand how to take advantage of JLU's unique formatting engine, I feel the experience is poor. I see the user experience go wrong ...
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0answers
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Losing information by editing?

These days, I feel really uneasy to see information being lost by editing. For example: This post gained readability at the sacrifice of the information that the OP is familiar with romajis but not ...