By thomas | November 13, 2008
A reader named Ben sent in this tip about adding Furigana to documents in Open Office:
I’ve been looking at your site and thought I’d send you this tip.
For those whose kanji reading ability is still low, or for those who are willing to admit that they can’t read them all, there is an Open Office extension that is very useful – all for free. To use this hack, the free Open Office software needs to be downloaded and installed. The extension is called Itadaki (a quick search will bring you to the extension project page). After installing Itadaki as well as the accompanying dictionary file, you can load a document in Japanese and have Itadaki add readings to every character in the document. Some of them will need to be corrected, but Japanese people will be impressed with your kanji ability, even if you give the wrong reading. Hope it is useful!
I did the search for you. Here’s a direct link to the extension project page: Itadaki Furigana
Do you know of any good software extensions/plug-ins to help with Japanese on the computer? If so, send them in!
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