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smaller kana written next to kanji as an aid to pronunciation

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Struckthrough Japanese text doesn't get wrapped in a lang="ja" span

Struckthrough text (e.g. <s>日本</s> → 日本) doesn't get wrapped in the same <span lang="ja"> tags that wrap other Japanese text on this site. This makes the text look slightly uglier ...
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Is there a way to use the furigana and pitch accent engine for other websites?

I would like to include the code for the furigana this site uses into my website. Is it publicly available? How do I implement it? Thanks.
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JL&U Hacks - Ruby Rendering

A brower script which render ruby (furigana) on-the-fly. Works on Google Chrome (Tested only on Chrome 14 dev) Firefox with GreaseMonkey (Tested only on Firefox 5.0, 7.0a1) Opera (Tested only on ...
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How and where can someone use Ruby Text?

In my writings on the language, I often use the word(furigana) set up, and it works well most of the time. When it gets to be too much, or the word is like this(吹き上げ), it can become very problematic ...
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Furigana in table

When I tried to re-layout this answer with a table, I noticed that furigana and accents are not working inside tables.
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Where have the options for the Furigana/etc gone to?

I would like to hide furigana, but I can't seem to find the options menu mentioned here anywhere on the page.
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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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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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Minor bug in furigana engine

I just noticed a (very minor) bug in the furigana engine. If the post summary contains two URLs, like http://abc.de/ and http://klm.no/, the summary stops the hyperlink and the furigana engine ...
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Is this a new trend in using furigana?

In the highlighted text attached, the furigana are written after the word and not in brackets as usual. Is this a recent trend that is becoming popular or is it just that the particular site doesn't ...
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Are there any tools that enable me to convert sentences to Furigana?

I'm looking for some tool that can help me but I don't know if this exists. What I would like to do is to be able to convert the output of for example Google translate to a sentence that contains the ...
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"Edits must be at least 6 characters", why?

I just wanted to add furigana to a good answer written by someone else but I get the following error: Edits must be at least 6 characters; is there something else to improve in this post? This ...
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"Preformatted text" and Japanese

This has come up before (Preformatted text in Japanese doesn't line up properly), but at the moment, the preformatted text again doesn't line up properly for me. What's worse is that even usual ...
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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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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 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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Furigana engine update

As a follow up to Furigana engine: modified version with various bugfixes, added features, I've tried to fix various issues which have cropped up, and posted the changes to https://gist.github.com/...
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Add-on for Google Chrome for inserting Furigana to Web Pages

I'm new to Japanese language, I don't know much Kanji. I need a browser add-on (an extension or a userscript) for Google Chrome which will automatically insert Furigana over all Kanji characters. In ...
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Multi-language-tag support bug: other multi-language posts disappear on toggle!

For questions, (like this one), where multiple posts use tags like #English or #日本語 to provide multiple language versions, if I click on the language toggle (eg "English" to switch to the English ...
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App to add furigana

I suppose I can add furigana manually in LibreOffice, and I know I can do it in HTML with CSS, but is there a free or low-cost program that can do it with sufficient accuracy that proofreading/...
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Furigana possibly broken in Firefox 29.0?

I have two computers, both running Ubuntu 14.04, and Firefox 29.0. On both computers, the furigana is not displaying for me. It was working up until very recently, and possibly stopped working with ...
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Japanese text in 'Related' box rendering strangely

While looking at a recent question, I noticed the 'Related' box on the right side looked rather odd: The actual questions seem fine: When grandmas tell their kids お天道様がみてるよ, how do the kids know ...
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音声記号用フォントの single-storey a と double-storey a

眠いので日本語で失礼します。 問題 [​[a]] → [[a]] [​[ɑ]] → [[ɑ]] (Windows 10 64bit, Firefox での表示) 原因 .IPA { font-family: Andika, Doulos SIL, Gentium, GentiumAlt, Segoe UI, DejaVu Sans, Bitstream Vera Sans, TITUS ...
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Ultra-minor bug with the JLU furigana extensions

The furigana extension should not style or otherwise interact with any of the text in the #hot-network-questions sidebar, so as to prevent this: The link should instead read: Undesired spacing ...
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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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The state of browser support of Furigana, and bottom-aligned Furigana

As a follow-up to Do we really need ruby characters all the time?, I think there could be some discussion in regards to the rendering of the Furigana engine: How the clutter of the Furigana could be ...
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Furigana engine update for December 2015

It's that time of year again, where the Furigana engine has been starting to show cracks, and there's the feeling it needs to be duly resuscitated. I've been trying to employ, as much as I ...
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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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Do we really need ruby characters all the time?

Currently, the policy concerning ruby characters is not clearly stated leading in a lack of consistency in their usage. Answers in English tend to have a lot of ruby even on common words. Indeed, ...
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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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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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Feature (bugfix?) request for Furigana

In a Japanese sentence, am I missing something, or is it currently not possible to add Furigana to the second set of Kanji onwards without adding Furigana to the whole sentence up until that point? ...
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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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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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Furigana rendering problem

I tried to edit a question where some kanji were followed by kana. I wanted to transform kana into furigana. Original: ある夏の午後京浜電車けいひんでんしゃの中で Furigana doesn't want to render correctly and starts too ...
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Furigana JS is not served over HTTPS

If you browse JLSE on HTTPS, the furigana JS doesn't load. This is because the furigana JS is served as http://sstatic.net/js/third-party/japanese-l-u.js?v=6 instead of as https:// ... Since sstatic....
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々 and 〆 break furigana [duplicate]

Consider the following text: 人達{ひとたち} 人々{ひとびと} 〆{しめ}切{きり} At the time of writing, this renders on my system (Windows 7 64-bit, Chrome 29) as: It looks like 々 (U+3005 IDEOGRAPHIC ITERATION MARK) and ...
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Furigana appears to be entirely broken

For a couple years now, we've had support for furigana on JLU. It always worked pretty well, and although there've been a couple small issues, we've been able to work around them. Right now, ...
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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 ...
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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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Adding Furigana to other people's articles

Would it be OK if I edited other people's posts to add Furigana if there isn't any, even for much older posts? If it is, are there instances e.g. where Furigana shouldn't be used/repeated, for ...
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Furigana breaks when dashes or hyphens are used

Furigana doesn't work when there's a dash or hyphen in it: てんぷらや{tempura-ya} てんぷらや{tempura-ya} てんぷらや{tempura-ya} てんぷらや{tempura-ya} but works when there's no dash or hyphen: てんぷらや{tempuraya} ...
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Basic English or Japanese meaning

Hello friends, some people ask questions, that are impossible to follow for beginners like me. If there would be some (basic) explanations about them, (or better say, the kanji's) it would be ...