Japanese transliteration: ja-Latn-hepburn
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Sun Sep 6 03:46:00 CEST 2009
Here is a submission for ja-Latn-nihon, to accompany the docs for
ja-Latn-hepburn and ja-Latn-kunrei.
Request for variant registration
1. Name of requester: Frank Bennett
2. E-mail address of requester: bennett at law.nagoya-u.ac.jp
3. Record Requested
Description: Nihon-shiki romanization, as defined in ISO-3602 Strict.
4. Intended meaning of the subtag:
Indicates that the target content is Japanese text, romanized using
the method defined in ISO 3602 Strict.
5. Reference to published description of the language (book or article):
ISO-3602 (available for purchase)
6. Any other relevant information:
Nihon-shiki ("nihon-style") romanization dates from 1885. It
offers a strict one-to-one correspondence between the Japanese
phonetic syllabary and a nihon-shiki transliteration. This rigidness
makes it rather difficult for non-Japanese speakers to recognize the
correct pronunctiation of certain transliterated terms, but has the
advantage that transliterations can be reversed to produce
correct Japanese phonetic script.
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