The most recent issue of the Journal of the Royal Asiatic Society of Great Britain and Ireland (third series, volume 20, part 1, January 2010) features the following articles on romanization movements and script reforms.
- Editorial Introduction: Romanisation in Comparative Perspective, by ?lker Aytürk
- The Literati and the Letters: A Few Words on the Turkish Alphabet Reform, by Laurent Mignon
- Alphabet Reform in the Six Independent ex-Soviet Muslim Republics, by Jacob M. Landau
- Politics of Romanisation in Azerbaijan (1921–1992), by Ayça Ergun
- Romanisation in Uzbekistan Past and Present, by Mehmet Uzman
- Romanisation of Bengali and Other Indian Scripts, by Dennis Kurzon
- The R?maji movement in Japan, by Nanette Gottlieb
- Postscript from the JRAS Editor, Sarah Ansari
Unfortunately, none of these cover any Sinitic languages or the case of Vietnam. And Gottlieb’s take on r?maji is certainly more conservative than Unger’s. But I expect this will all make for interesting reading.
I am able to view all of the articles on my system. But perhaps others will run up against a subscription wall.
I thank Victor H. Mair for drawing this publication to my attention.