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[whatwg] Ruby markup - Furigana Re: Presentational safety valves

From: Karl Dubost <karl@w3.org>
Date: Thu, 4 Jan 2007 19:05:06 +0900
Message-ID: <24A6C97E-413C-49E0-AC1B-124789690507@w3.org>

Le 4 janv. 2007 ? 18:41, Henri Sivonen a ?crit :
> It doesn't matter much. It is rather clear that the ruby markup is  
> intended for a particular Chinese and Japanese typographical  
> device. You'd use the markup whenever you want to use that  
> typographical device. Bothering authors with what they profoundly  
> mean when they use the typographical device isn't particularly  
> helpful.


Furigana is an annotation system.
And essential for learning the language at school.
Or read the kanjis that are too difficult to be known when browsing.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Furigana
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ruby_characters
http://www.w3.org/International/tutorials/ruby/
https://addons.mozilla.org/firefox/1935/
http://www.japanesejapanese.com/index.php/2006/01/30/pauls-cool-ruby- 
javascript/

These are examples
http://www.city.motosu.lg.jp/dbps_data/_material_/IMAGE/ 
SYOUKOU_KANKOU/USUZUMI/furigana.gif
http://www.sv15.com/img/furigana.jpg
http://wakan.manga.cz/img/shotbig/shot3.png

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