[MPlayer-cvslog] CVS: main AUTHORS,1.176,1.177

Attila Kinali attila at kinali.ch
Mon Apr 10 10:00:04 CEST 2006

On Sun, 9 Apr 2006 11:11:32 +0300
"Ivan Kalvachev" <ikalvachev at gmail.com> wrote:

> I accept this kind of rule.
> However I wonder if transliteration should be first and native name in
> some kind of brackets?

> If you still think about alphabetical order of the names, I could only
> wish you  a good luck with sorting all kinds of Unicode languages....
> (same character in different languages may have different sort order):

Hmm.. I guess it should be first transliteration, then native name.
Otherwise sorting does not make sense.
> But as we have started discussion, could somebody explain me, why the
> format of the authors file is family name first?

Sorting tradition. Names are generaly sorted by family name.
Thus it makes sense to put the sorting key first.
Another thing is that with international names it is not
always clear which one of the names is the family name.
With the current notation we do not have this ambiguity.

				Attila Kinali

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