Flavors of Hepburn

Michael Everson everson at evertype.com
Mon Sep 28 15:28:30 CEST 2009

On 28 Sep 2009, at 14:04, Doug Ewell wrote:

> Do you have any objection to the wording "Hepburn romanization" for a
> subtag that is intended to denote any Hepburn?

No, I do not.

> Actually, we came to essentially the same decision with 'pinyin'  
> that I
> am suggesting here for 'hepburn'.  We registered the name "Pinyin
> romanization" and agreed that this could stand for basically any
> romanization that fits the Pinyin model better than it fits any other
> model, even extending to the "Pinyin" romanization of Tibetan.  We did
> not require the Description field to specify exactly Hanyu Pinyin or  
> to
> provide a citation of the National Common Language Law.

Exactly so.

Michael Everson * http://www.evertype.com/

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