I learned how the ruby markup for HTML works.  If I want to type a Kanji word or phrase, and want to display the small hiragana (or furigana) on top of the Kanji, I can simply use the ruby markup.

For example, if I want to type the word ‘learn’ in Japanese, 学ぶ, I would type this inside the HTML:

`I learned how the ruby markup for HTML works.  If I want to type a Kanji word or phrase, and want to display the small hiragana (or furigana) on top of the Kanji, I can simply use the ruby markup.

For example, if I want to type the word ‘learn’ in Japanese, 学ぶ, I would type this inside the HTML:

`

And the browser will render something beautiful that looks like this:

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Ruby code seems to be supported by Safari and Chrome, but not Firefox.  I haven’t tested this in IE.  For future Japanese language apps, it’s definitely useful to incorporate this into the language data.