Add Furigana Without a Plugin

Published on November 1st, 2011.

I’ve previously introduced you to Furigana Injector, a nifty little plugin available for Firefox and Chrome users that lets you add furigana to content on the web with just one click.

Now I realize some people don’t use any of these browsers (don’t ask me why because I don’t get it either), and if you happen to be one of them, below are a couple of links that will help you add furigana to texts and websites without them.

Hiragana Megane
This website lets you add furigana to any web page simply by putting in a URL to an input field. The good thing about Hiragana Megane is that it seems to get everything right, some other furigana generators I’ve tried (although none in this post) have had big problems with names. It also gives you a proper link that you can send to your friends.

Furigana Generator
This tool is slightly different, instead of adding a URL you actually copy and paste some Japanese text into a big text field and clicking “Add Furigana”. This might come in handy if you’re trying to add furigana to a website that has a complicated stylesheet.

Furiganizer
Works just like Furigana Generator, just use the one you happen to like the most.

I hope that helps with your studies or simply your daily use of Japanese websites! Have fun!