Sushi burrito??

The so-called fusion of cuisines can work really rather well in many cases. The combination of culinary traditions such as Japanese and Portuguese to give rise to the great Tempura is an example of the success that can be achieved. In many (many) other cases it may not work all that well… thinks like Vietnamese spaghetti bolognese or sauerkraut pizza are not that appetising… right?

Walking around Lethenhall Market in London the other day, I came across a sign for a place that I will have to give a go one of these days:

 

 

20140712 Hai Street Kitchen

Yes, you read that right, the place is called “Hai Street Kitchen & co” and they claim to be “London’s first Sushi Burrito Bar”. Who knows probably the Japanse-Tex-Mex fusion may not be all that bad… May that just be a really fat futomaki without slicing? Or perhaps a temaki rolled by a not very experienced cook? or something much more elaborate than that… Well, I will have to go and find out.

頂きます!

Furigana (ふりがな) in LaTeX

Furigana example
Furigana example (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Some time ago I wrote a post about adding furigana using MS Word for Mac. It seems that the post has been quite useful to a few readers, nonetheless some of you have contacted me about the remark I made about doing this with in LaTeX.

So far I have helped people when they have requested help, but as I promised in that post, I have finally come to adding a post to add furigana using LaTex. Here is how:

You will need the following packages installed in your LaTeX distribution:

With these packages installed and working in your distribution, you can now use a document similar to the following:

documentclass[12pt]{article}

usepackage[10pt]{type1ec} % use only 10pt fonts
usepackage[T1]{fontenc}
usepackage{CJKutf8}
usepackage[german, russian, vietnam, USenglish]{babel}
usepackage[overlap, CJK]{ruby}
usepackage{CJKulem}
renewcommand{rubysep}{-0.2ex}
newenvironment{Japanese}{%
CJKfamily{min}%
CJKtilde
CJKnospace}{}
begin{document}
begin{CJK}{UTF8}{}
begin{Japanese}
noindent これは日本語の文章
noindent Hello 
begin{equation}
 frac{2}{pi}
end{equation}
私は日本語の勉強します!
furigana: ruby{私}{わたし}
end{Japanese}
end{CJK}
end{document}

The outcome of the script above can be seen below:

Furigana Latex