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Hello. I'm having a serious problem formatting Japanese text. I suspect that
Chinese and other languages suffer the same problem.

Essentially, the Ruby text appears above the Japanese text, but it appears
ridiculously far away. I don't know why this is happening, but it seems to
change based on what font I am using. If I change fonts from Meriyo to
Kozuka Mincho for example, or to Bitstream Cyberbit, the spacing between the
Japanese and Ruby will change drastically. I want to use Kozuka Pro, and I
can't because the spacing is so far it appears as if it is just on a
different line. It's unusable and I don't know how to fix it.

The problem is essentially that there seems to be no way to correctly move
the ruby text closer to the Japanese. I've played around with a lot of
different settings and I've even tried to use fontforge to modify the fonts
and reduce the vertical advance. Nothing seems to work (well, fontforge
segfaults when I try to change all the vertical advances, so I don't know if
that would have solved the problem).

I can't change line spacing either because it cuts off the furigana (it
doesn't being the ruby text closer to the Japanese).

Please help. This is important enough to mean you cannot really use Ruby

Barring all this please, please, suggest a font which has no vertical
advance (or one very close to the Japanese) which is also Mincho or Yokobuta
or something. I really need a font like this and I have tried about a dozen
popular Japanese fonts, they all seem to have this problem. Please help.

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