IPA furigana

IPA furigana

Looks up the readings for kanji words and inserts them as furigana

IPA furigana
What is IPA furigana?
IPA furigana is a browser extension that injects phonetic annotations (furigana) into Japanese text on web pages. It works locally in your browser and automatically detects pages where furigana can be inserted. With customizable options for size, color, and display style of furigana, IPA furigana is a convenient tool for improving Japanese reading comprehension.
Stats
This extension was removed from Chrome Web Store on 2022-06-11
By: quro
Users: 300,000+
Rating: 4.43 (202)
Version: 1.21 (Last updated: 2019-03-08)
Creation date: 2019-03-08
Risk impact: High risk impact
Risk likelihood: High risk likelihood
Manifest version: 2
Permissions:
  • http://*/*
  • https://*/*
  • file://*/*
  • activeTab
  • tabs
Size: 8.87M
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Summary

A browser extension allowing the injection of phonetic annotations for Japanese text (furigana) on the fly. Uses the IPADIC Japanese dictionary.

  • Works locally in your browser - no external server required
  • Automatically detects pages where furigana insertion is possible
  • Can switch between displaying the readings as hiragana, katakana or romaji
  • Persistent mode - extension will add furigana to all pages automatically until turned off
  • Customisable size and color for furigana
  • Auto-start option: extension will be turned on automatically from browser startup

NEW in version 1.21:

  • Minor bug fixes
User reviews
It is generally useful but the furigana is often wrong with compound kanji words. One that comes to mind is instead of 一人 being ひとり instead pops up as いちにん which is technically correct but not really.
by Amazing Flapples Amazing Flapples, 2022-05-18

I found some mistakes, but they are small ones.
by valeria muslera valeria muslera, 2022-04-14

Didn't work.
by Samuel Abner Samuel Abner, 2022-04-07
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Safety
Risk impact

IPA furigana is risky to use as it requires a number of sensitive permissions that can potentially harm your browser and steal your data. Exercise caution when installing this extension. Review carefully before installing. We recommend that you only install IPA furigana if you trust the publisher.

Risk likelihood

IPA furigana may not be trust-worthy. Avoid installing if possible unless you really trust this publisher.

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