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Old 12-02-2005, 11:15 AM   #8
Josh Reyer
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Michael Hacker wrote:
Actually, that would be "forearm REturn," as in "to return a book to the library."
Actually, in this case it means "to turn over", as in the phrases te no hira wo kaesu 手のひらを返すor gumbai wo kaesu 軍配を返す.

Michael Hacker wrote:
I'm fine with adding the kanji, but it's up to the individual to do the necessary tweaks to their systems in order to read the characters. Jun's kanji charts are always there, but for me to convert everything to graphics for inclusion in the article is a bit much. If I'm going to do it, I'll do it in native Japanese encoding.
FWIW, I think you should just go ahead and do that.

Josh Reyer

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