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RE: Draft for review: Personal names around the world

From: CE Whitehead <cewcathar@hotmail.com>
Date: Mon, 8 Aug 2011 13:43:10 -0400
Message-ID: <SNT142-W41446356A40B18B11A4338B3210@phx.gbl>
To: <kuro@bhlab.com>, <www-international@w3.org>

> Date: Sun, 7 Aug 2011 12:23:56 -0700
> From: kuro@bhlab.com
> To: www-international@w3.org
> Subject: Re: Draft for review: Personal names around the world
> . . .
> I have a question that I'd like to be answered in this article.
> Many European names have the prepositions
> like "van", "de", "da", etc., which I understand just mean "of",
> leading the surname.  Are they enter names, do they put those
> prepositions as part of the surnames? In U.S., many people
> consider the preposition part of the last name ("de Soto" instead of "Soto",
> "da Silva" instead of "Silva"), Is it same in their original countries?
Hi,  Kuro, I believe it varies with the original country some; see the Wikipedia info comparing capitalization of Van in Belgium and the Netherlands:http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Van_(Dutch)

--C. E. Whiteheadcewcathar@hotmail.com
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> KUROSAKA ("Kuro") Teruhiko, Berkeley, California, USA
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