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

Attila Kinali attila at kinali.ch
Sun Apr 16 10:35:31 CEST 2006

On Sat, 15 Apr 2006 11:36:40 +0200
Ivo <ivop at euronet.nl> wrote:

> 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.

Yes, exactly.
> So, which is right? This has been boggling me for years :)

Kitano is the family name. Actualy, if a Japanese name ends
on "no", "ta", "da", .. you can nearly with 95% certainty say
that this is the family name.

But as you see here. For someone who is not familiar with
the language of the name, it is impossible to tell which
one is the family name and which one is the given one.

I know that Rich does not care, but i do think it's
important to know this.

			Attila Kinali


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