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

Ivo ivop at euronet.nl
Sat Apr 15 11:36:40 CEST 2006

On Saturday 15 April 2006 10:14, Attila Kinali wrote:
> 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.

Which is why I still don't know whether Takeshi or Kitano is the family 

"takeshi kitano"	2,090,000 hits
"kitano takeshi" 309,000 hits

One would think the former is the preffered way of writing his name, but 
wikipedia says:

Takeshi Kitano (北野 武, Kitano Takeshi, b. January 18, 1947)

which makes me think the former is the "Western" order and the latter is how 
it is written in Japan.

So, which is right? This has been boggling me for years :)

On topic: I don't really care in which order the names are laid out in the 
authors file. With some people having the same first name, I always look 
very carfefully anyway if it's the person I am looking for. I remember when 
my name got added, there was some confusion. At first it was listed as "Ivo 
van Poorten" (sorted at I) and now it is listed as "van Poorten, Ivo" (but 
sorted at P, not v, which is good) and in our national phonebook it is 
listed as "Poorten, Ivo van" (sorted at P) :-) Anyway, as long as everybody 
is in there in a readable characterset, I am fine with it.


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