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Dear Reader,

(including all its subsidiary (and/or sister) pages on "coombs.anu.edu.au" server) has permanently ceased its publishing operations on Friday 21st January 2011.

All of the online resources reported here have been thoroughly checked at the time of their listing. However, it is possible that, with the with the passage of time, many of the originally reported materials might have been removed from the Internet, or changed their online address, or varied the scope and quality of their contents.

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Editor, Dr T. Matthew Ciolek.

Canberra, 21 January 2011.

08 February 2005

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


Mark Swofford, Banqiao, Taiwan

Self description:
"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). [...], 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."

Site 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.


Internet Archive

Link reported by: Deike Zimmann, Hamburg University, Germany, forwarded by Hanno E. Lecher / Internet Guide for ChinaStudies (h.e.lecher@let.leidenuniv.nl)

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* External links to the resource [over 3,000 - under 3,000 - under 1,000 - under 300 - under 100 - under 30]:
under 100

Please note that the above details were correct on 13 October 2005. To suggest an update, please email the site's editor at tmciolek@ciolek.com