Japanese transliteration: ja-Latn-hepburn

Doug Ewell doug at ewellic.org
Wed Sep 9 16:00:49 CEST 2009

I wrote:

> "zh-Latn-pinyin" explicitly means Chinese in Hanyu Pinyin, according 
> to the registration form at 
> http://www.iana.org/assignments/lang-subtags-templates/pinyin, while 
> currently there is no way to tag Tongyong Pinyin.

First, of course there is a way to tag it ("zh-Latn"), but there is no 
way to indicate it explicitly.

Second, yes, I realize this contradicts what I wrote on September 3.  I 
looked at the registration form this time, and scanned the e-mails 
leading up to the decision to register.  And yes, I realize that whether 
Tongyong is or isn't included in 'pinyin', it isn't crystal clear from 
the Registry record.  Perhaps even I would agree that a Comments field 
would be helpful here.

Doug Ewell  |  Thornton, Colorado, USA  |  http://www.ewellic.org
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