Revised request: Japanese transliteration variants
doug at ewellic.org
Thu Sep 3 05:48:34 CEST 2009
Keeping Randy's "never mind" in mind...
> I'm a little puzzled. I *thought* the request was to register a
> *specific* one of the various flavors of Hepburn, leaving open the
> possibility that others might someday want to register other flavors
> of Hepburn.
I thought Frank's intent was to register a subtag that *could* be used
for one of the flavors of Hepburn, the most common one, and mentioned it
in the Description and cited references to it in the registration form,
but was not necessarily restricted to use with only that one. Removing
the word "revised" from the Description solves the problem. That's why
these review periods are a Good Thing.
> Earlier examples in this thread indicated that there were contexts in
> which a specific Hepburn flavor would be required, which would lead me
> to conclude that there is a need to distinguish at least that
> particular variety from "generic Hepburn".
The indication from Frank actually was that specifying a flavor beyond
simply "Hepburn," at least in his context, would be done in a rather
ad-hoc way, so that finer-grained tags wouldn't help.
Frank's most recent proposal appears to satisfy everyone's concerns,
including of course his own, and I'd like guidance as to whether the one
registration form needs to be split into three or whether a single form
can be submitted to IANA for these three. Section 3.5 doesn't quite
Doug Ewell * Thornton, Colorado, USA * RFC 4645 * UTN #14
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