Revised request: Japanese transliteration variants

Randy Presuhn randy_presuhn at
Thu Sep 3 06:12:06 CEST 2009

Hi -

> From: "Doug Ewell" <doug at>
> To: <ietf-languages at>
> Sent: Wednesday, September 02, 2009 8:48 PM
> Subject: Re: Revised request: Japanese transliteration variants
> 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 
> cover this.

If the intent is that the variant subtag's meaning would be "any of the
romanizations known as Hepburn" then, regardless whether the other subtags are
registered, I'd like the description to make that clear.  Just omitting the
"modified" or "revised" qualifier doesn't really accomplish that - something
more explicit would be helpful.


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