I have been somewhat vocal in advocating (in accordance with the announced preferences of the Administrator(s) on forumosa.com, and the Moderator of the Culture and History Forum) that Hanyu Pinyin should be promoted as the spelling standard for Mandarin Chinese in Taiwan.
Recently in an online discussion group, my stance was criticized. The author of that criticism, whom I will call “Walter” said that –
[color=olive]The problem I have with Hartzell’s [arguments] … (romanization is just one example) is that he freely misrepresents some facts, such as by claiming Hanyu pinyin is the US and ISO standard (there is no such a standard), and then uses the misrepresentation to argue that Taiwan has to go by PRC’s system …[/color]
Have I been promoting an incorrect agenda?
Comments and clarifications from the forumosa.com community would be appreciated.