Re: CJKV ideographic, was Re: Perception that Unicode is 16-bit

From: John Jenkins (
Date: Wed Feb 28 2001 - 11:31:18 EST

On Wednesday, February 28, 2001, at 01:54 AM, akerbeltz.alba wrote:

> So apart from dictionaries you find romanization (a myriad of
> varieties) for
> the transcription of names and shops, place names ... and that's about
> it I
> would think. I believe 'status' comes into this a lot - educated people
> "know how to write" ...

Most place names in Hong Kong seem to be modified versions of
Wade-Giles, which I (having learned Yale first) tend to find almost
incomprehensible. Still, it was always fun to hear British news readers
talk about what had just happened in, say, Sham Shui Po.

John H. Jenkins

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