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[groff] 05/16: gpinyin(1) (Syllables): Tighten wording.

From: G. Branden Robinson
Subject: [groff] 05/16: gpinyin(1) (Syllables): Tighten wording.
Date: Fri, 16 Oct 2020 19:46:31 -0400 (EDT)

gbranden pushed a commit to branch master
in repository groff.

commit 96c1952c465dfbd7127128c39b276209c333df00
Author: G. Branden Robinson <>
AuthorDate: Sat Oct 17 05:26:09 2020 +1100

    gpinyin(1) (Syllables): Tighten wording.
    Stop referring to ASCII.  Drop Wikipedia URLs.  If a reader doesn't know
    how to look something up in an encyclopedia, we can't help them.
 contrib/gpinyin/ | 34 +++++-----------------------------
 1 file changed, 5 insertions(+), 29 deletions(-)

diff --git a/contrib/gpinyin/ b/contrib/gpinyin/
index a66a3f2..4b2f130 100644
--- a/contrib/gpinyin/
+++ b/contrib/gpinyin/
@@ -146,18 +146,12 @@ or
 .SS Syllables
 .\" ====================================================================
-The spoken Chinese language is based on about 411
-.IR syllables ;
-.UR http://\\:wiki/\:Pinyin_table
-.UE .
+The phonetic Chinese language comprises about four hundred syllables.
 In Pinyin,
-each syllable consists of one to six letters from the Latin alphabet;
-these letters comprise the fifty-two upper- and lowercase letters from
-the ASCII character set,
+each syllable is represented by one to six letters drawn from the
+fifty-two upper- and lowercase letters of the Unicode basic Latin
+character set,
 plus the letter \[lq]U\[rq] with dieresis (umlaut) in both cases\[em]in
 other words,
 the members of the set \[lq][a\[en]zA\[en]Z\[:u]\[:U]]\[rq].
@@ -167,7 +161,7 @@ the members of the set \[lq][a\[en]zA\[en]Z\[:u]\[:U]]\[rq].
 .I groff
-all ASCII letters are written as themselves.
+all basic Latin letters are written as themselves.
 The \[lq]u with dieresis\[rq] can be written as
@@ -256,24 +250,6 @@ Bernd Warken
 Useful documents on the World Wide Web related to Pinyin include
 .RS 4n
-.UR http://\\:wiki/\:Pinyin
-\[lq]Pinyin\[rq] (Wikipedia)
-.UE ,
-.UR http://\\:wiki/\:Pinyin_table
-\[lq]Pinyin table\[rq] (Wikipedia)
-.UE ,
-.\" XXX: dead link
-.\".UR http://\:www.sino.uni\\:course_resources/\:s02/\:\
-.\".I Unicode vowels for Pinyin
-.\".UE ,
 .UR http://\\:ptou/\:index.html
 .I Pinyin to Unicode
 .UE ,

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