RE: Term Asian is not used properly on Computers and NET

From: Ayers, Mike (
Date: Tue May 29 2001 - 14:38:41 EDT

> From: Marco Cimarosti []
> Doug Ewell wrote:
> > Peter has an excellent solution -- much better than trying to
> > explain the
> > term "CJK" to ordinary people -- and I plan to use the term
> > "East Asian" in the future.
> But, if by "East Asian" you mean "languages written with Han
> ideographs",
> you fall in another pitfall, because Mongolian, Russian,
> Vietnamese and many
> other languages spoken in East Asia aren't accounted for.

        Despite the fact that at least Vietnamese does in fact have a
(largely forgotten) Chinese derived alphabet, the point is valid. Perhaps
"East Asian Unified" would be a better reference?


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