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

Attila Kinali attila at kinali.ch
Sat Apr 15 10:14:32 CEST 2006

On Fri, 14 Apr 2006 04:39:41 -0400
The Wanderer <inverseparadox at comcast.net> 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.

This is not completely true. Whether they write their
family or given name first in Roman letters depends on the person.
I have seen both with about equal probabilty. This makes it
quite hard to tell which one is the family name and which
the given name if you have never heard either of them.

Reversing the order is in this case just for the stupid
foreigners who cannot cope with a language that does
not use their used order. (Guess what nationality
90% of the foreigners in Japan have)

				Attila Kinali

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