Re: On names of people (was: Re: Please check my translation)
On Sun, 11 Jul 1999, Buddha Buck wrote:
> > On Sat, Jul 10, 1999 at 07:26:33PM +0300, Antti-Juhani Kaijanaho wrote:
> > >
> > > (Note that our friendly script handling the "who's behind Debian" web page
> > > has screwed up sorting - Peter's name is at P, not K.)
> > >
> > The convention is to assume that last names are last, unless people
> > report otherwise. Hopefully this will all be resolved when the
> > Developer db is up and running (at least I hope that first and
> > last names are handled separately).
> Perhaps it would be better to treat the given and family names
> separately? After all, it is a eurocentric assumption that the family
> name is last.
The DB is running, you can query it for split up family names if you like
right now. The DB stores them seperated into 3 parts.