RE: [PLS1.0] i18n comment: Japanese mixtures

Thank you. If you don't hear from other members of the i18n core working
group, please regard this issue as closed.

Richard Ishida
Internationalization Lead
W3C (World Wide Web Consortium)


	From: Baggia Paolo []
	Sent: 26 May 2006 15:18
	Cc: Baggia Paolo; Richard Ishida
	Subject: Re: [PLS1.0] i18n comment: Japanese mixtures

	Issue R103-25

	Proposed Classification: Clarification / Typo / Editorial

	Resolution: Accept

	We accept you comment by changing the third bullet in Section 4.5
[1]. The proposed text is the following which includes an inline example of
mixed scripts:


	Alternate writing systems, e.g. Japanese uses a mixture of Han
ideographs (Kanji), and phonemic spelling systems (Katakana or Hiragana) for
representing the orthography of a word or phrase, and such mixture sometimes
has several variations as in kana suffixes following kanji stems (Okurigana)
for example "okonau" (行なう vs. 行う);


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	Paolo Baggia, editor PLS spec.


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	Comment from the i18n review of:

	Comment 25
	Editorial/substantive: E
	Owner: RI

	Location in reviewed document:
	4.5, 3rd bullet

	"Alternate writing systems, e.g. Japanese uses a mixture of Han
ideographs (Kanji), and phonemic spelling systems e.g.Katakana or Hiragana
for representing the orthography of a word or phrase;"

	The fact that Japanese mixes scripts is one thing, but i think the
point here is that, for example, one sometimes writes thesame word using
hiragana and sometimes with kanji, according to preference or circumstance.

	A good example might be 'shouyu' (soy sauce), which can be written
using either kanji or hiragana: kanji

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