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Questions tagged [feature-request]

You have an idea for a new feature, or for a change to the existing functionality.

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Proposed new tag: 'statistics'

I am thinking of a tag for questions about 'how many...', where the answer is (in part) an objective number. For instance: How many unique on'yomi are there? Which kanji has the greatest number of ...
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Going back to the old layout

I logged on to the site today to find the old layout replaced by a much uglier one. Is there any way to go back to the old one - and if not, are they considering implementing an option?
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When to use furigana or romaji

I've noticed that this site supports furigana for 漢字{かんじ} and ローマじ{romaji} and I think this is a great feature to aid Japanese learners. However, I'm not sure on the guidelines on when to use which in ...
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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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What is the badge icon of Japanese Language Stack Exchange?

When I looked the badge icon of Japanese Language Stack Exchange, the first image came to my mind is the Ancient Chinese Coins. What's it actually? So maybe change it to other more representative &...
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Furigana rendering options as of 2017/10/16

Why have they changed again? I have mine set to the following: The popups work fine when I hover a kanji, but the furigana is shown all the time regardless of the popup option. Here is how the ...
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Furigana options are broken

Directly related to this previous issue: Furigana options are gone Only this time they aren't completely missing but the menu has moved and is almost unusable instead (the former isn't the problem.) ...
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who manages the features of japanese SE?

Stackoverflow has a documentation section. That isnt available in japanese SE and in other SE communities. Are the features/settings of japanese SE managed by the moderators? or are they managed by ...
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Furigana options are gone

I have noticed that for some time, the furigana options that used to be at the bottom of the page in the footer "navigation" are gone. I hate seeing furigana by default, and prefer to hide them. ...
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Create tag synonym between 'て-form' and 'te-form'

Both of these are in the front page right now. Could someone with the relevant permissions make them synonyms?
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Drop minimum character limit in titles and comments

The minimum 16-character title limit is incompatible with the site, given that Chinese/Japanese nouns are typically less than half the character length of their translations in a phonetically written ...
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Can I download Japanese Language SE’s Markdown parser?

Is StackExchange's Markdown parser, with its additions for Japanese language, available for download so that I can use it to convert my own documents to HTML outside of StackExchange (personal ...
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Do something similar to Stack Overflow Documentation with the Japanese language?

I found that Stackoverflow has just launched a new beta called Documentation, the concept of which is to build documentations for programming languages, etc. with the efforts of the community. I'm ...
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Ruby does not work on user profile page

When ruby is enabled, we can put hiragana above Kanji characters to show how to read the Kanji characters. The text editor of user profile lets us preview the ruby as shown in the following ...
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Make the serial downvoting reversal script more active

From time to time I get serially downvoted. I wait for the reversal script to kick in, and it doesn't, and when I flag it, nothing happens. It's not because the serial downvoting didn't happen, but ...
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Allow audio uploads

I recently got stuck trying to discern whether a person in a video1 was saying 湯, 言う, or something else. I figured things out eventually, but it made me think about how I would ask about these ...
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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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Ban full width romaji tags

Ban  full  width  romaji  tags meaning https://japanese.stackexchange.com/posts/25040/revisions Please do not allow tags that consist purely of full width romaji. It's kind of distracting. Please  ...
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How to Recommend Deletion of certain Low Quality Posts

Sometimes I review questions and sometimes an answer has been automatically flagged for low quality. Sometimes the answer is just short and the post still answers the question, but often it is giving ...
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Fix furigana on the mobile version of our page

Currently, we've got a script + markdown syntax for rendering furigana. However, right now this works only on the desktop version of our page. On the mobile version the markdown is displaced as-is. ...
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Japanese language interface option for Japanese.SE

In the past, we've discussed the possibility of a localized interface for Japanese.SE: Is JLU an English-centric site? & Is it possible to create a localized JLU for Japanese? Creating as much ...
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Allow flagging of upvoted comments

Currently, Stack Exchange doesn't allow flagging of comments you've upvoted. For most flag reasons (for example, spam), you shouldn't upvote them in the first place, but it's reasonable for an ...
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Apostrophes in tag names: renyōkei vs. ren'yōkei

Right now, the renyōkei tag doesn't have an apostrophe. In fact, the tag engine doesn't seem to allow us to put one there. But the official guidelines for romanization suggest putting one in: ...
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Tategaki capability?

There are a couple of cases I can think of where one might want to ask about features of Japanese that are affected by 縦書き【たてがき】 in particular. Such examples include: Phrase repetition marks (e.g. ...
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Suggest adding Japanese monospace fonts to the CSS

I posted a table in an answer and formatted it using full-width space  . I deliberately avoided TAB because it produces inconsistent results in different machines. I expected all full-width ...
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Should we be able to downvote comments here?

There has been discussion about this on meta SE, but I want to ask about it here too. Comments do not serve the same function on all sites on SE, and this leads me to wonder if this sort of 'one size ...
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Revision history for Japanese

Revisions for Japanese text are difficult to read as often an entire <p>aragraph is marked as having been changed. In this post a single character was changed (revision 2). However, the inline, ...
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Disable the subjective warning on Japanese SE

I started to ask a question on JLU today. Here's what I typed in: How do you describe upvoting and downvoting on Stack Exchange in Japanese? I was interrupted as I was typing with a warning that ...
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Can we update the wording on a close reason?

I voted to close this topic asking for proofreading and corrections. I closed it as "Off-topic" with the following sub-choice: Questions asking for translations are off-topic unless prior research ...
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Searching has a huge flaw

Why is each kana mora or each kanji character considered a separate word when searching? Here is an image of the rsults of me searching for よろしく on meta. You can see that the first three results ...
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Should xxxx-ben tags be merged with “dialects”?

There are a lot of dialect questions that come up, most of them about Kansai and Osaka variety. It seems somewhat redundant that every question about any specific dialect will also have the "dialect" ...
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Resources for Japanese should include on line radio

We have had a couple of requests for radio stations available ("streamed") on line by people looking something they can listen to as background while they work. Perhaps we should add a new section to "...
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What happened to the edit dropdown?

I remember when someone edited my post, I could see what edits were made and if necessary roll them back. Now, it seems to be gone. Did it move somewhere else?
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bounty for meta

My question Full site not responding to iPad has not been paid much attention by the moderators of stack exchange. I wish there were bounty for meta questions.
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Full site not responding to iPad

Some icons/areas do not seem to respond to tapping or hovering on iPad. Particularly, the "Stack Exchange" notification on the upper left, and voting up/down,and adding a comment do not seem to ...
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Furigana in Japanese input mode using { }

I noticed that using the Google IME for windows the { } are not equivalent to the { } from the default keyboard. They do not display as furigana after posting. This is really annoying having to ...
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Reduce minimum title length

(I realize that this is probably not something that the JLU mods have control over, but maybe it can be submitted to the general SE people if enough people agree with it) The current minimum length ...
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Can we leverage this website in order to create Kanji story database?

I'm currently learning kanji using the Heisig method. I think it is a really good system and, relative to my original expectations, I've been making good progress. However, there are also many kanjis ...
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Proposal about furigana

Premise: My question is not about whether using Furigana or not. That topic has already been covered. My question is about how to display Furigana in order to make them easier to read. I'm not sure ...
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Creating as much Japanese interface as possible to be more inclusive of native Japanese speakers

This issue came up before, but it seemed to me the focus was on the content of questions and answers. I think when it comes to content, this is a site targetted at English speakers wanting to learn ...
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“Hide” user to reduce bias assessments

I'm thinking that for certain fields where a user's name (and reputation) is shown, there should be instead a collapsible tab. Something like a "spoiler" prevention. The information about who asked/...
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Could/should there be a way to write and save a draft of a question?

I was wanting to ask a question, but realized I left at home a reference book that would have helped me formulate it. So I was gonna start the question, save it as a draft, then finish it at home, ...
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Adding alternative tags for particles

I am only a semi-frequent visitor, but I really enjoy the site. It's kind of a pain to fumble around with the tags. I think it would be VERY easy to add some tag alternatives and save all users, new ...
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Does/Can the site support private messaging?

I've looked around the site and I cant seem to find any interface for private messenging. What happens when I want to discuss a particular section of something with somebody specifically and I don't ...
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is it ok if we have an option to indicate something along the lines of “please only reply if you are a native speaker”

Related to my previous suggestion: We should have a way to know if someone is a native speaker. I was wondering is it ok if we have an option to indicate something along the lines of "please only ...
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We should have a way to know if someone is a native speaker.

We should have a way to know if someone is a native speaker, Or something like how many years of experience he had even though he's not a native speaker.. and whether he's using it frequently and ...
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Input help for rōmaji

To properly input (Hepburn) rōmaji, one should use a macron (ā, ē, ū, ī, ō) to indicate long vowels. Since those letters are not usually found on any keyboard, it'd be nice if they were part of the ...
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Cannot search a single letter

It does not seem that we can search a one-letter word. When we type a single letter in the search box, it takes us to an explanation of how to search instead of the search result. Example: Search 僕. ...
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Entering Japanese in the comments for an answer keeps saving the comment [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Please disable Enter to submit comments This problem may be specific to Mac, or may be specific to Firefox. When I enter a comment on an answer, if I type in Japanese, when I ...
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Is it possible to add support for Ruby tags or any other mechanism for Furigana?

Furigana is extremely useful if not indispensable in site dedicated to studying Japanese, but unfortunately the Stack Exchange software doesn't seem to support it out of the box. I've already seen ...