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10.5: Fix a non-functional Kotoeri Dictionary
Authored by: Stormchild on Jan 27, '09 04:21:23PM

Ah, you're talking about "US Extended" (there is no "US Unicode", though I see what you meant now). That layout does include the macron (what you called an "overbar"), but it would be much more convenient if it was included in the standard mappings.

That said, I gave up on this some time ago, as the function of the macron in Romaji is not generally understood by people who don't speak Japanese, and those who do, don't use Romaji. It's kind of a moot point.



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10.5: Fix a non-functional Kotoeri Dictionary
Authored by: frgough on Jan 28, '09 07:24:33AM

Yeah. I meant the U.S. Extended. My bad.

And I agree totally about using romaji. Anyone learning Japanese, IMO, should go right to the kana. It helps you think in the language instead of thinking in English and translating. Of course, my Japanese isn't all that great in the first place, so a good dictionary is also a must. :-)



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