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https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Cieric

Chrome/Firefox Extension for Furigana (Hiragana over Kanji)

Based on an idea by computervirus99 I have made a chrome extension to display Hiragana above the Kanji also known as Furigana. I'll be constantly updating this plugin to keep up with Duolingo until they (hopefully) add it themselves.

Any bugs that appear are to be reported on the chrome webstore page provided below.

Current Features:

|toggle it on and off.|

|Multiple Modes: Kanji2Hiragana, Kanji2Katakana, All2Romaji|

Currently Acknowledged Bugs:

Not all sentances produce correct hiragana for the kanji for example 木よう日 which should produce もくよう ひ but doesn't.

Planned Features: |Adding Furigana to the tiles.|

https://chrome.google.com/webstore/detail/duolingofurigana/lgdghadmfbgkfennoblpoijobgbglomc

https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/addon/duolingofurigana/

p.s. If you are Duolingo staff I will be glad to share with you how the code works to hopefully get it implemented in one form or another.

January 11, 2018

21 Comments


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/DerGoldmann

Works great! Thank you so much!

Is it possible to make an additional extension that converts hiragana to their more commonly used kanji counterparts? I reeeeally hate reading a long string of hiragana, especially as most Japanese texts are more of a consistent mix of kanji and hiragana/katakana. Its also kinda pointless to learn new words if in most instances we aren't going to learn the corresponding kanji.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Cieric

I might be able to but it'll have to wait till after the whole revamp of the system. because the current system doesn't allow for that. The new one can but it'll be a while till i get that one up and running.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Elisabeth3789

Great. Thank you, Cieric! This was one of my most wanted items for Japanese! Have a Lingot.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Cieric

Welcome if you come across any bugs or anything just post a message on this thread. I've been keeping tabs on any replies on here.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Richard_Lobos

Question, why does the extension need permission to see browsing history on google chrome?


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/giorgishen1

This extension doesn't work reliably. I use rikaichamp in firefox. It doesn't display furigana over the sentence, but you need to hover specific kanji/word. It's still really helpful anyway. here is a chrome port: https://chrome.google.com/webstore/detail/rikaikun/jipdnfibhldikgcjhfnomkfpcebammhp


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/giorgishen1

Thank you. This is so useful. Can you port this extension to Firefox?


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Cieric

firefox extension has been added.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/giorgishen1

I downloaded chrome for this extension, but it didn't work


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Cieric

So after a little bit of testing I just found out that the extension just works with firefox without any modification. I just have to figure out about publishing it.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Aki-Mugetsu

That is so nice of you :O I can’t try it right now, but I downloaded it and I will have a look later. You must have spent some time on it, thank you for your hard work!


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Cieric

only about 3 or so hours and that was mainly learning the platform. If I knew the platform it'd been only about an hour of work.


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