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RE: Kanji reading

From: Navarr Barnier <navarr@gtaero.net>
Date: Fri, 4 Sep 2009 14:34:30 -0500
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Yes.  The Chinese Characters called "Kanji" in Japanese text are generally annotated using Hiragana or Katakana (collectively "Kana") in a system called Furigana.

Navarr T. Barnier

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From: public-html-comments-request@w3.org [mailto:public-html-comments-request@w3.org] On Behalf Of Ian Hickson
Sent: Friday, September 04, 2009 2:34 PM
To: Gareth Rees
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Subject: Re: Kanji reading

On Thu, 3 Sep 2009, Gareth Rees wrote:
> Section 4.6.20, "The ruby element", says:
> > In this example, each ideograph in the Japanese text 漢字 is annotated 
> > with its kanji reading
> The parallelism with "bopomofo reading" and "pinyin reading" in the 
> second and third examples in this section implies that "kanji reading"
> is being used to mean "reading written in kanji". But in fact, the 
> reading is written in hiragana.

What should the example say? "hiragana reading"? I know nothing about this, so I've no idea what the right label should be. Should the word "kanji" appear anywhere in the description?

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