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Comment #00256 - Add Ruby tagging - z39.96-2012.pdf

Comment 256
Addressed (Unresolved)
ANSI/NISO Z39.96-2012, JATS: Journal Article Tag Suite (version 1.0) (Revision 0)
Comment Submitted by
Jeffrey Beck
2013-05-10 11:03:33
This request is submitted by Jeff Beck on behalf of the BITS working group. It was originally submitted by Soichi Tokizane <tokizane@pc.highway.ne.jp> of SPJ to the JATS List.

Request: SPJ would like to propose coding ruby as is defined in HTML5.

Background: SPJ would like to propose just one more idea, regarding coding Japanese language articles, especially humanity science articles. They often use ruby, that expresses pronunciation of Chinese characters which almost always have more than one, often several, different pronunciations. The use of ruby is defined in HTML5 uses <ruby> and <rt>. See:
http://dev.w3.org/html5/spec/Overview.html#the-ruby-element

We would like to propose introducing a ruby tag, much like the bold or underline tags, as follows.

<ruby>多武峰<rt>とうのみね</rt><ruby>
or
<rubigrp>多武峰<rubi>とうのみね</rubi></rubigrp>

This will be useful not only for Japanese but also European users who want to code index/pronunciation expression for non-English words in body texts.
Submitter Proposed Solution
We recommend that this solution be added to JATS. Please note that there may be a need for Ruby in contributor names.
Jeffrey Beck
2014-01-16 14:20:00

This is available in JATS 1.1d1