Can someone from the ruby-talk ML <ruby-talk / netlab.co.jp> respond to the
newsgroup news.groups about this? (This thread derives from an earlier
question about fj.lang.ruby.)

Brian Edmonds <bedmonds / cs.ubc.ca> wrote in message
news:37ya8eta39.fsf / ryoko.cs.ubc.ca...
> Jay Denebeim <denebeim / deepthot.aurora.co.us> writes:
> > Either, they're both japaneese hierarchies.  (and no, I don't know the
> > japaneese word for japaneese, presumably that's where the fj comes
> > from)
>
> As Jon pointed out, fj is short for "from Japan".  I think the idea is
> that fj.* is for international discussion in Japanese, whereas jp.* is
> the Japanese regional hierarchy.  But I could be wrong on that.  Hmm, is
> there a jp.*?  We've got japan.* on our transit server, but no jp.*.
>
> In any case, Nihongo is Japanese for Japanese.  I won't try to reproduce
> the kanji here. :)
>
> Brian.