Randy Presuhn randy_presuhn at
Fri Sep 26 19:30:03 CEST 2008

Hi -

> From: "Mark Crispin" <markrcrispin at>
> To: "Tracey, Niall" <niall.tracey at>; "Peter Constable" <petercon at>; "Randy Presuhn"
<randy_presuhn at>; <ietf-languages at>
> Sent: Friday, September 26, 2008 8:24 AM
> Subject: RE: Pinyin
> The bottom line is that it is not safe to assume that any automated
> process can convert Hanyu pinyin into Han without human
> intervention.

Yes, but this does not negate the thrust of the argument that an
input method (including one which relies on human feedback
to deal with homonyms) works much better if it knows precisely
what conventions are being used in its input stream.


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