Tinyapps has a post (complete with some nice screenshots) discussing the use of jBrowse, which augments a web page with “furigana” (Kanji with the hiragana reading above it). While it’s a great idea, it’s a plugin that is only available for Internet Explorer (firefox and safari are both superior).
For example, given the following text:
The augmented version of this page will look like
example of rikai.com augmentation
- You can also enter Japanese text directly into the box for a translation.
- If you enter a URL, make sure it is the only thing in the box, otherwise it will be interpreted as text (see above point). This includes empty lines (i.e. don’t put in the link and press <Enter>)
- The augmented page has some advertising at the top
- It doesn’t seem to work when the URL contains japanese. For example, my blog entry こんにちは！ doesn’t work.