Zhou Youguang

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Zhou Youguang was a Chinese economist, banker, linguist, sinologist, publisher, and supercentenarian, known as the “father of Pinyin”, a system for the writing of Mandarin Chinese in Roman script, or romanization, which was officially adopted by the government of the People s Republic of China in , the International .Described as the father of Pinyin, or Chinese phonetic language, Google honours the linguist Zhou Youguang..The Chinese language uses non phonetic characters, which means that a reader can t tell how a word is .The man responsible for developing the phonetic translations of Chinese characters is being celebrated this week by Google, with a doodle. Zhou Youguang would be years old Saturday. During his life, Youguang not only developed phonetic translations of Chinese characters meaning, he s the .