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Internet Guide for Chinese Studies Newsletter
http://www.sino.uni-heidelberg.de/igcs/ignew.htm
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07 Feb 2005, recorded by Hanno E. Lecher

New in IGCS - Language (http://www.sino.uni-heidelberg.de/igcs/iglang.htm):

Pinyin.info - a guide to the writing of Mandarin Chinese in romanization

Ed./Corp.: Mark Swofford, Banqiao, Taiwan.
URL.: http://pinyin.info/
Language: English.

Self description: Most of what most people think they know about Chinese -- especially when it comes to Chinese characters -- is wrong. This website is aimed at contributing to a better understanding of the Chinese languages and how romanization can be used to write languages traditionally associated with Chinese characters (such as Japanese, Korean, and especially Mandarin Chinese). Through the generosity of many authors and publishers, this site offers an extensive selection of readings related to how Chinese characters do (and don't!) work, how romanization has been regarded, how the Chinese languages differ, how regarding Chinese characters as "ideograms" or "ideographs" is incorrect, and related topics.

Contents: (1) Home; (2) Readings; (3) Rules (for using Pinyin); (4) Tools (Romanization tools; Pinyin and Unicode); (5) Systems (Romanization systems; Non-romanization systems); (6) News (searchable); (7) Links (Taiwan's romanization situation; Pinyin-related professional software; Language-related sites; Taiwan-related sites; Computer and Internet-related links; Other; Book-related links); (8) Contact.

Resource suggested by Deike Zimmann, Hamburg University, Germany.

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With kind regards,

Hanno E. Lecher

INTERNET GUIDE FOR CHINESE STUDIES -- editor
http://www.sino.uni-heidelberg.de/igcs/

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