LANGUAGE SUBTAG REGISTRATION FORM (R4): pinyin
everson at evertype.com
Mon Sep 8 22:22:49 CEST 2008
Well, more likely this:
LANGUAGE SUBTAG REGISTRATION FORM
1. Name of requester:
2. E-mail address of requester:
markdavis at google.com
3. Record Requested:
Description: Pinyin romanization of Chinese
4. Intended meaning of the subtag:
To distinguish Chinese content written in Latin characters using the
Pinyin romanization (transliteration/transcription) from other
possible transcriptions, particularly from Wade-Giles.
The primary use is for Mandarin Chinese (where the prefixes zh- and/or
zh-Latn- may be used); other languages may also use this subtag, with
or without -Latn-.
5. Reference to published description of the language (book or article):
Hanyu pinyin, the most commonly used system for Chinese romanization,
has been the national standard of China since 1958, and an
international standard ( ISO 7098:1991, 2nd ed.) since 1982.
See also the LOC page for the relation between Pinyin and Wade-Giles: http://www.loc.gov/catdir/pinyin/romcover.html
6. Any other relevant information:
Michael Everson * http://www.evertype.com
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