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Old 14th September 2013, 09:55 AM
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Re: Beijing says 400 million Chinese cannot speak Mandarin

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Pinyin is a specific standard way of romanizing Chinese pronunciation. However, it makes use of diacritic marks to show tones, which are therefore true pinyin requires IDN.
Yes another good reason. Pinyin domains are not real pinyin domains. They are more like a poor incomplete alternative.

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Is Pinyin like Romaji where there is no official spelling for anything and as a result there is several ways to spell any word?

It is because of this that Romaji doesn't pass the radio test for domains and makes them a poor choice.
I don't think that pinyin would pass the radio test in many cases. IDN should work much better i believe.
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