Variant request: Japanese modified Hepburn

Frank Bennett biercenator at
Tue Sep 1 04:51:12 CEST 2009

Request for variant registration

   1. Name of requester: Frank Bennett
   2. E-mail address of requester: bennett at
   3. Record Requested:

      Type: variant
      Subtag: Hepburn
      Description: Revised Hepburn romanization
      Prefix: ja

   4. Intended meaning of the subtag:
       Indicates the target content is Japanese text, romanized
according to the rules by the modified Hepburn system of romanization.

   5. Reference to published description of the language (book or article):
       Unofficial reference with onward links:

   6. Any other relevant information:
       The immediate need for this is in the context of bibliography
management, where alternate representations of a title, name or other
field must be offered for sorting or display purposes.  Revised
Hepburn is the most common transliterated form used for Japanese
content where the native script (Han + kana) is not supported by the

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