On Thu, 7 Oct 2004 09:24:48 +0900, Eric Schwartz <emschwar / pobox.com> wrote:
> Yukihiro Matsumoto <matz / ruby-lang.org> writes:
> > There are some tools to convert Kanjis into Hiraganas (kakasi, for
> > example).  It might be help for Japanese beginners.
> 
> My experience is that they don't work very well.  Instead, I think all
> Japanese posters to ruby mailing lists should use furigana. :)
> 
> Just kidding, honest!  But is there a CJK input method that allows for
> furigana, or something similar?  How do Japanese people indicate the
> way to read their name, for instance, if it's an unusual reading?

ICU (International Components for Unicode) has a transformation that
allows you to convert Unicode Kanji, Katakana, and Hiragana to Romanji
reasonably reliably.

-austin
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