So, I’m trying to write something in OpenOffice, and I’ve figured out how to insert furigana (although it’s very long-winded). But I’ve found that although I can change the furigana’s font, I can’t change how far away it is from the actual text.
I want it to be just sitting on the top of the text, but right now there’s a big gap and it’s closer to the text above it than to the text below (where it should be).
Does anyone know how to fix this?
Or can you suggest a better (free) text editor?
Sorry I can’t answer your actual question but I think libreoffice is a newer branch of openoffice that might have more features. Not sure if it handles furigana any better though.
Googling and messing around in LibreOffice suggest it’s not really any better, despite people filing bug reports for the way OpenOffice and LibreOffice mishandle ruby text. The fonts have a large “leading” space to leave room for furigana/ruby, but OpenOffice and LibreOffice put the phonetic guides above the space that’s been left for them.
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