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[JLReq] Group ruby

From: Tony Graham <Tony.Graham@MenteithConsulting.com>
Date: Wed, 28 Oct 2009 10:55:25 +0000
To: www-i18n-comments@w3.org
Message-ID: <878wevdbz6.fsf@takai.menteithconsulting.com>
Reviewing the document again for the purposes of XSL FO, I already knew
there were three types of ruby -- mono-ruby, jukugo-ruby, and
group-ruby -- but I had trouble finding the definition of group-ruby.

It may be better if the three types of ruby were each defined in a
separate subsection of Section 3.3.1, "Usage of Ruby".  Headings would
make the definitions easier to identify, rather than reading through
most of a paragraph to find the term "group-ruby" (and the background
highlight of the term doesn't show up when the document is printed).

Another way that I confused myself is that the types are defined in the
order mono-ruby, jukugo-ruby, then group-ruby, but are then discussed in
the following sections in the order mono-ruby, group-ruby, then
jukugo-ruby.

Lastly, the "note 5" about the reading of a kanji compound word was
initially confusing to me because it likened it to "attaching ruby in
katakana to kanji and/or kana base characters", but that hadn't been
covered at that point.  After reading the note twice, I had to give up
and go on to the next point, which of course was about attaching ruby in
katakana to kanji and/or kana base characters.  It may help if the note
also used the term "group-ruby" and/or had a cross-reference to the
definition of attaching ruby in katakana to kanji and/or kana base
characters.

Regards,


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