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Saturday, September 17, 2011



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Some nifty things (and one not-so-nifty):

I found a good Japanese font to use for the iPad:  it's called "Hiragino Mincho ProN".  It took me a while to track down that information, but I was very pleased when I did.  For the Mac desktop, the font name is "Hiragino Mincho Pro".  I'm using "MS Mincho" as the default.

If you're viewing this on Firefox, you're missing out.  Try Chrome, IE, or Safari.  I have a bit of javascript that lets you show or hide the furigana... rendered with ruby tags.  Firefox, however, doesn't seem to want to apply the display property to RT tags, which was disappointing.

Lastly, I've posted vocabulary, grammar and kanji for Genki Chapter 15.

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For as high as the heavens are above the earth,
so great is His love for those who fear Him;
as far as the east is from the west,
so far has He removed our transgressions from us.
As a father has compassion on his children,
so the Lord has compassion on those who fear Him;
for He knows how we are formed,
He remembers that we are dust.
— Psalm 103:11-14