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Re: Ruby: questions about fallback

From: John Cowan <cowan@mercury.ccil.org>
Date: Wed, 6 Mar 2013 12:17:16 -0500
To: "Phillips, Addison" <addison@lab126.com>
Cc: Richard Ishida <ishida@w3.org>, "CJK discussion (public-i18n-cjk@w3.org)" <public-i18n-cjk@w3.org>, "KOBAYASHI Tatsuo(FAMILY Given)" <tlk@kobysh.com>, MURATA Makoto <eb2m-mrt@asahi-net.or.jp>
Message-ID: <20130306171716.GB28503@mercury.ccil.org>
Phillips, Addison scripsit:

> I can't speak to the expectation of Chinese users for ruby fallback,
> but from recent experience, I do know that compound nouns in Chinese
> are not uncommon, even if your surmise about them being less common
> than in Japanese is correct. Having ruby appear parenthetically between
> each subword might look odd, even though the ruby (when drawn as ruby)
> would be placed character-by-character.

Indeed, the great bulk of all Chinese nouns are compound, if by that is
meant "written with two or more hanzi".

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