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Re: I18N-ISSUE-71: clarify culturally-linked references to name position [Contacts API]

From: Richard Ishida <ishida@w3.org>
Date: Wed, 06 Jul 2011 16:43:29 +0100
Message-ID: <4E1482A1.2020503@w3.org>
CC: public-device-apis@w3.org, public-i18n-core@w3.org
You may find the following document useful in this respect.  It is 
(when I can find a spare moment) still being edited (ie. some bits will 
change) before being sent out for wide review and comment, but it is 
advanced enough to provide some useful information.

http://www.w3.org/International/questions/qa-personal-names

Hope that provides useful background, though it doesn't go far in 
suggesting solutions.

RI



On 04/07/2011 21:06, Internationalization Core Working Group Issue 
Tracker wrote:
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> I18N-ISSUE-71: clarify culturally-linked references to name position [Contacts API]
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> http://www.w3.org/International/track/issues/71
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> Raised by: Addison Phillips
> On product: Contacts API
>
> Section 4.4.1
> http://dev.w3.org/2009/dap/contacts/#idl-def-ContactName
>
> WG Approved: No.
>
> The section on contactName attributes contains references such as:
>
> --
> familyName of type DOMString, nullable
>
>      This attribute contains the family name (also referred to as the last name) of this Contact.
> --
>
> The family name is not always the "last name". In some cultures it appears first, for example. Please clarify these cultural references. I would suggest:
>
> "This attribute contains the family name (which is also referred to, in some cultures, as the surname or last name) of this Contact."
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> Note: this comment also applies to "givenName" ("first name").
>
> As a general observation, it would be useful to provide more international examples of names. "Mr. Joe Smith Jr." is not fully indicative of the richness of people's names.
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-- 
Richard Ishida
Internationalization Activity Lead
W3C (World Wide Web Consortium)

http://www.w3.org/International/
http://rishida.net/


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