Disposition of hepburn?

John Cowan cowan at ccil.org
Sat Dec 12 00:30:52 CET 2009

Frank Bennett scripsit:

> I have posted for the deprecation of "heploc", but I am unsure what to
> do with "hepburn".  Were I to start the process again from scratch, I
> would file for alalc97 only, and there would be no "hepburn" subtag.
> However, "hepburn" potentially captures Japanese transliterations that
> do not conform to the ALA-LC tables, so I am a little unsure of the
> proper way forward.

Hepburn is definitely wider than heploc/alalc97.  I suggest a comment
be added saying "See also alalc97", but otherwise left alone.

John Cowan      cowan at ccil.org
        "Not to know The Smiths is not to know K.X.U."  --K.X.U.

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