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

gabor gabor at nekomancer.net
Fri Apr 14 21:50:35 CEST 2006

On Fri, Apr 14, 2006 at 04:39:41AM -0400, The Wanderer wrote:
> As far as purely culture-internal things I don't know, but I do know
> that it is quite common for Japanese people (when writing their names in
> Roman letters) to put the surname/family name second - even though they
> still speak it the other way around, and when writing in Japanese will
> put the surname/family name first.

my guess is that they are only doing this ( 'english' order when writing
in roman letters) to have their names understood correctly by
english-speakers. (but this is imho)

it's the same for hungarian. you have to write your name in
emails/webpages in 'english' (which is revers-hungarian)
order if you don't want people
to talk to you using your family name
(and thinking that they're using the given name)

from a theoretical point of view, maybe the best approach would be
to have both your full name (which is a string. there's no reason to try
to split it into firstname/lastname/whatever), and also your nickname
(or i-prefer-to-be-called-by-this-string name) listed.

p.s: sorry to jump into the discussion. as my name is not on that list
this obviously is only a comment.


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