Furigana

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Furigana

Post by Dj_Lord » Thu 12.14.2006 1:49 pm

Hello,

how to write furigana with Office 2007? I have installed Japanese language support.

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RE: Furigana

Post by paul_b » Thu 12.14.2006 1:55 pm

Dj_Lord wrote:
Hello,

how to write furigana with Office 2007? I have installed Japanese language support.
The magic words for Google are "asian layout" "phonetic guide" and "microsoft word"

http://www.haverford.edu/llc/japanese/j ... ing.html#4

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RE: Furigana

Post by richvh » Thu 12.14.2006 2:01 pm

The magic word for Office Help is "ruby"
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RE: Furigana

Post by Dj_Lord » Thu 12.14.2006 2:03 pm

how to write furigana with Office 2007!!!?

trick you showed only works on 2k3 or older.

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RE: Furigana

Post by tanuki » Thu 12.14.2006 2:04 pm

Wasn't the magic word "please"?
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RE: Furigana

Post by Dj_Lord » Thu 12.14.2006 2:05 pm

please ;)

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RE: Furigana

Post by richvh » Thu 12.14.2006 2:11 pm

Have you looked up "ruby" in Office Help yet? That's how I found out how to set up Word 2003 for furigana. (Ruby is the generic term for furigana.) I don't have access to Word 2007, so can't help beyond that.
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RE: Furigana

Post by Dj_Lord » Thu 12.14.2006 2:29 pm

ruby was not found in help... :(

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RE: Furigana

Post by paul_b » Thu 12.14.2006 2:41 pm

Dj_Lord wrote:
ruby was not found in help... :(
So was "asian layout" or "phonetic guide" found in help?

EDIT: In fact I know darn well that both of those _are_ in Word 2007 because by the (oh so obscure) trick of adding 2007 to the previously mentioned Google search I found this file
http://office.microsoft.com/download/af ... 1938681033
which gives what locations in Word 2007 go with what locations in Word 2003.


  Home | Paragraph | Asian Layout | Phonetic Guide
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RE: Furigana

Post by Dj_Lord » Thu 12.14.2006 2:53 pm

i was unable to find it. Is it possible that furigana was removed from 2007 office? By the way, I use English one. :|

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RE: Furigana

Post by richvh » Thu 12.14.2006 3:16 pm

Look at this page.
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RE: Furigana

Post by Dj_Lord » Thu 12.14.2006 3:44 pm

I read that article, I can type kanji, but furigana is something mysterious...

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RE: Furigana

Post by richvh » Thu 12.14.2006 3:48 pm

Well, do you have Phonetic Guide as a choice in the Asian Layout submenu of the Paragraph submenu of the Home menu? That's what you need to use to enter furigana.
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RE: Furigana

Post by Mike Cash » Fri 12.15.2006 6:25 am

How is it in the Japanese (or English, even) version of Open Office? I have both, but since I have very little occasion to actually compose anything at all, let alone something requiring furigana, I have never looked into it.

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RE: Furigana

Post by richvh » Fri 12.15.2006 6:53 am

From the Open Office Help:
Asian Phonetic Guide
Allows you to add comments above Asian characters to serve as a pronunciation guide.
These commands can only be accessed after you enable support for Asian languages in Tools - Options - Language Settings - Languages.
To access this command...
Menu Format - Asian phonetic guide

1.Select one or more words in the document.
2.Choose Format - Asian Phonetic Guide.
3.Enter the text that you want to use as a pronunciation guide in the Ruby text box.
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