Monday, October 12, 2015

inserts furigana for words written in kanji (japanese) using furigana inserter firefox addon (linux)

furigana inserter can insert furigana automatically with Hiragana, Katakana or Romaji. So it can facilitate newly learn japanese learner to read and pronounce japanese word kanji.

1- install mecab (Japanese morphological analysis system)
$ sudo apt-get install mecab

2- install furigana inserter and furigana inserter dictionary
access the link below and install
https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/addon/furigana-inserter/

download the firefox addon from the link below and install

https://itadaki.googlecode.com/files/furiganainserter-dictionary-1.2.7z

3- setup the furigana inserter
after installing furigana inserter, you will see its icon located in the bar as address bar, so click on it use option then check on "Process every page automatically" and choose furigana alphabet as you like, it can be iragana, Katakana or Romaji.

now everything is set, you can see  furigana on every kanji website you visit.

**** note to make the furigana bigger *******
$ mkdir ~/.mozilla/firefox/youprofile.default/chrome
then create file, userContent.css beneath the directory with the following content
rt {
      font-size: 100%;
  }


result show furigana in Romaji

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