Subject: Re: Tools for learning Japanese kanji
To: M. Warner Losh <>
From: Curt Sampson <>
List: regional-jp
Date: 07/07/2003 13:10:22
On Sat, 5 Jul 2003, M. Warner Losh wrote:

> I've been using kakasi to render readings of kanji in the Japanese
> mail that I recieve.  However, I've often wanted something more.  I
> use mew + emacs to read my mail.  I've often wanted the ability to
> cause the kanji in the buffer to be rendered with furigana over them,
> or have some 'automatic popup' mode that gives the furigana in a popup
> window as the cursor flies over the kanji.  Is there anything at all
> like that available?

I don't know of any code that you can run yourself, but
does exactly this for web pages or any text you care to type (or more
likely paste) in. I once sent a note to the guy asking if we would
care to make his code available, but he never replied.

> P.S.  I hope this is appropriate for this list.  If not, please accept
> my appolgoies.

This is exactly the sort of thing I'd hoped to see on this list.

Curt Sampson  <>   +81 90 7737 2974
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