There has been some debate with regard to the name of the script invented by Samuel Pollard in Southern China. It is often referred to by English speakers as the Pollard or Pollard Miao script. The International Standards Organisation calls it the Pollard Phonetic script. However, Pollard objected to the use of his name, crediting a number of outside influences and coworkers with the script's creation, and only ever referred to it as the Miao or A-Hmao script. The Unicode proposal submitted in 2007 proposed the name Northeastern Yunnan Simple Miao script, but the 2009 proposal calls it the Miao or Lao Miaowen script. Users of the script variously call it Miao, Miaowen, Lao Miaowen, Old Miao and Simple Miao.