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RE: People's names

From: Debbie Garside <dgarside@ictenterprise.co.uk>
Date: Tue, 21 Feb 2006 14:41:03 -0000
To: "'JC Helary'" <jch.helary@free.fr>, "'Misha Wolf'" <Misha.Wolf@reuters.com>
Cc: <newsml-2@yahoogroups.com>, <www-international@w3.org>
Message-ID: <002c01c636f4$d7c4d900$0400a8c0@debbie>

Even if the french speaker could speak Japanese there will be differences.

Consider:

English as spoken by a Japanese student
English as spoken by a spanish student 

IPA would be good IMHO.

-----Original Message-----
From: www-international-request@w3.org
[mailto:www-international-request@w3.org] On Behalf Of JC Helary
Sent: 21 February 2006 13:51
To: Misha Wolf
Cc: newsml-2@yahoogroups.com; www-international@w3.org
Subject: Re: People's names


> 4. Rendition of name (attribute name "rendition")
> -------------------------------------------------
>
> An example value is: rnd:pronounce.
>
> An example is:
>
>   <name rendition="rnd:pronounce">Koizumi Jun'ichiro</name>

Wouldn't it be better to use IPA here ? Reading this the French "way"  
will not produce anything close to the Japanese original.

Jean-Christophe Helary
Received on Tuesday, 21 February 2006 20:03:08 GMT

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