duelingmonkey wrote:Is it too late to request changes for the future books?
I think it would be more useful if the furigana is taken off in the Advanced course books.
Dear gosh no. I think this would be a horrible idea to remove furigana all together. What would be useful, though, is that if you`ve already seen the kanji before in the sentence, not to have the furigana if the word appears in the next sentence, or even again in the same sentence.
Many of us come from different `levels,` but still are considered `advanced.` Since many of us have used different texts to study, we may not have the same range of kanji down as someone who studied Genki, or someone that studied Yookoso, but we still can read and write the required amount of kanji to be considered `advanced.` At least for me, furigana was incredibly useful for some kanji I hadn`t studied before, but still knew what the word was when written out in hiragana.
I`ve never seen the books used towards the end of the course, but I imagine that maybe those have some furigana removed? Especially for new kanji, I don`t think the idea of removing all furigana would be incredibly productive.