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I'm just addressing #1, since snailboat covered the other ones very well. Is a furigana only allowed to be attached to a single kanji character? No. In fact, it's common to attach furigana to a kanji compound, as seen in Matcha (やさしい日本語 version) NHK Web Easy City of Tsukuba's site (やさしい日本語 version) There are also some that attach furigana to single ...


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If you're taking care to write the readings over the characters they belong to (which people don't always do), then geminated consonants belong to the first kanji: 学{がく} + 校{こう} gaku + kō  =  学{がっ}校{こう} gakkō As you can see, the consonant still belongs to the first kanji. Gak is a reduced form of gaku, having lost its final vowel u. Likewise, in your ...


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ルビ is originally a technical term of the publishing industries. The ruby feature is called ルビ in Adobe InDesign, MS Word, etc. A ruby can be in kana, kanji or even alphabets, but 傍点(圏点) is different from ruby. I suppose the word ルビ focuses more on the technical aspect of this feature. And the word ふりがな focuses on the role of ルビ. It implies "how to read this ...



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