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[JLReq] More than three ruby characters with jukugo-ruby?

From: Tony Graham <Tony.Graham@MenteithConsulting.com>
Date: Thu, 29 Oct 2009 17:30:48 +0000
To: www-i18n-comments@w3.org
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This is probably similar to my earlier confusion about mono-ruby with
more than three ruby characters [1].

The second paragraph of Section 3.3.7, "Positioning of Jukugo-ruby with
Respect to Base Characters", begins:

   If there is any kanji character in a given kanji compound word which
   needs more than three ruby characters, the jukugo-ruby layout cannot
   be used.

However, the alternative methods in Fig. 130 and Fig. 131 are both
described as jukugo-ruby and both show three or fewer ruby characters
per kanji.

1. Should "jukugo-ruby" in the first sentence be "mono-ruby"?

2. It's not clear to me whether the examples in Fig. 131 are correct for
   both nakatsuki-ruby and katatsuki-ruby or whether only katatsuki-ruby
   is being illustrated in this figure.

3. Who or what decides whether the maximum overhang over another base
   character is either a full character width or one and a half times
   the full-width of a ruby character?


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[1] http://lists.w3.org/Archives/Public/www-i18n-comments/2009Jul/0002.html
[2] http://www.w3.org/TR/2009/NOTE-jlreq-20090604/#en-subheading2_3_7
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