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When there is no additional constraints imposed by kinsoku or full-justification, this is how 「『捨てる』技術」 is typically typeset (produced by Adobe InDesign 2020, font: 小塚明朝 Pr6N, all characters are zenkaku): That is, brackets are rendered like zenkaku or hankaku depending on the surrounding characters/symbols. In other words, the built-in space is usually 50% ...


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Typically in Japanese, you don't really encounter spaces, unless you are parsing for someone who is struggling to read. The only exception is romaji, which is typically only used by foreign Japanese learners. The 「」 and 『』 characters, along with a few others like square brackets, round brackets and parenthesis, have a space built into the character. This ...


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First of all, I am also no expert, but I have been looking at classical Japanese orthography recently and noticed that many of the "spelling-change rules" seem to follow the same logic as some modern Japanese's collocations/"slang". For example the simplifying of words by seemingly merging sounds: わからない → わかんない。If you take けふ and pronounce ふ as hu not fu, ...


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