Re: The Currency Symbol of China

From: Doug Ewell (
Date: Tue Oct 01 2002 - 01:47:34 EDT

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    Barry Caplan <bcaplan at i18n dot com> wrote:

    > For instance, IIRC, Isabella Bird wrote in her (British) English
    > travelogue in the early Meiji restoration era (1878 AD) of travels to
    > Yedo (now commonly called "Edo" in the literature, and known by its
    > modern name to all as "Tokyo"). She called Tokyo "Tokiyo".

    As recently as World War II, some major newspapers and wire services in
    the U.S. were still spelling it "Tokio."

    -Doug Ewell
     Fullerton, California

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