Use this template on single-kanji entries to indicate the kanji readings and to add the character to the appropriate category. It is placed in the ===Kanji=== section, under the ====Readings==== header:


On readings are written with hiragana, as the corresponding entries are in hiragana.

E.g. for :

|kun=ひかり-, ひか-る
|nanori=あき, あきら, こう, てる, ひこ, み, みつ

The content of this template is generated by Module:ja-kanji-readings.


The module accepts readings that are formatted in the following manner:

  • Items are delimited by commas (,).
  • < (arrow) indicates evolution from older forms (i.e. historical kana orthography). For example, こう<くわう. It is possible to add an additional form that is even older: evolved as きょう<きやう<くゐやう.
    • It is perfectly fine for the historical kana orthography to be identical to the modern kana orthography. For example, ふく<ふく.
  • - (hyphen) separates furigana (()仮名(がな)) from okurigana ((おく)仮名(がな)). A trailing - indicates there are no okurigana:
    • ひかり-(ひかり)
    • ひか-る(ひか)
    • If you are unsure, it can be omitted, and the entry will be added to a category.
  • Readings are automatically highlighted and labeled if they appear in the jōyō kanji list. The data for this functionality is hosted at Module:ja/data/jouyou-yomi.



Category pages for this template are created by {{ja-readings-cat}}. Use {{auto cat}} to automatically fill in parameters.

The category structure can be seen at User:Erutuon/kanji readings.