Revised request: Japanese transliteration variants

Randy Presuhn randy_presuhn at
Sat Sep 5 19:21:56 CEST 2009

Hi -

> From: "Doug Ewell" <doug at>
> To: <ietf-languages at>
> Sent: Saturday, September 05, 2009 9:31 AM
> Subject: Re: Revised request: Japanese transliteration variants
> OK, let's suppose the subtag as proposed does mean "any romanization 
> known as Hepburn."  How, then, does the Description field "Hepburn 
> romanization" leave it unclear, in a way that impacts interoperability, 
> whether the subtag means all flavors of Hepburn or only a specific 
> flavor?

I think we had ample demonstration in the difficulty this list encountered
in figuring out whether the registration request was for a specific variety
of Hepburn or for a "blanket" covering all of them.


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