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Re: Kanji reading

From: NARUSE, Yui <naruse@airemix.jp>
Date: Mon, 14 Sep 2009 22:28:21 +0900
Message-ID: <4AAE44F5.1060400@airemix.jp>
To: Ian Hickson <ian@hixie.ch>
CC: Gareth Rees <gareth.rees@pobox.com>, "Edward O'Connor" <hober0@gmail.com>, David Bailey <d.bailey@bathspa.ac.uk>, public-html-comments@w3.org, Navarr Barnier <navarr@gtaero.net>
Ian Hickson wrote:
> How would you describe the image? Currently it is described as:
> 
>    The two main ideographs, each with its kanji annotation rendered in a 
>    smaller font above it.
> 
> Should this be changed also? I've changed it to:
> 
>    The two main ideographs, each with its hiragana annotation rendered in 
>    a smaller font above it.
> 
> Is that right?

"its hiragana annotation" is little strange for me.

"its ruby annotation in hiragana (a.k.a. furigana)" seems right one.

> How about the comment in the source? Right now it says:
> 
>    <!-- this is the kanji for the word "kanji" ("chinese character") in japanese -->
>    <!-- in japanese, ruby-like typography is called "furigana" -->
> 
> Is this wrong also? Should it be changed? What to? I've changed it to:
> 
>    <!-- this is the hiragana for the word "kanji" ("chinese character") in japanese -->
>    <!-- in japanese, ruby-like typography is called "furigana" -->
> 
> Is this right?

I can't understand what the comment want to say in first paragraph.

  this is "KA N JI" in hiragana for the word "kanji" (means "chinese character")
  in japanese?

Second is ok.

> On Sat, 5 Sep 2009, NARUSE, Yui wrote:
>> We Japanese call them "furigana".
>> "furi" means assign or attach.
>> "gana" means hira"gana" and kata"kana".
>> So "furigana" means attaching kanas to Kanji
>> (or some string need furigana).
> 
> Yes, the typography is called furigana, but what is the actual reading in 
> the example called? Is that also furigana, not hiragana?

We call "furigana" or "yomigana" ("yomi" means reading) or "ruby", not hiragana.

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NARUSE, Yui  <naruse@airemix.jp>
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