Re: future of developers list
On Sat, Feb 01, 2003 at 01:56:59PM +0100, Josip Rodin wrote:
> On Fri, Jan 31, 2003 at 09:10:38PM +0800, Andrew Shugg wrote:
> > > I don't understand why "another field for native character (set)" will
> > > fix the name order problem.
> > What I believe is being proposed is:
> > - one field for the name to be displayed in the Western convention
> > - one field for the name to be displayed in the local convention (and
> > optionally a different character set
> Not necessarily _one_ field. If there's a need, there should be multiple.
I think we need to keep these fields culturally neutral. If there are
differentiation, it should be technical differentiation.
One with ASCII (C locale, no high bit code) only
Others entered in UTF-8 which can include:
Short form/nick name
Non-roman character spellings
Why alias? People can change name relatively easily in countries like
US. Some people change Jane to Joe for many reasons.
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