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[i18n-activity] Given and family are better than first and last

From: r12a via GitHub <sysbot+gh@w3.org>
Date: Wed, 22 Mar 2017 16:58:23 +0000
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r12a has just created a new issue for https://github.com/w3c/i18n-activity:

== Given and family are better than first and last ==
2.6. Index

> For example, if an index’s referenced object store contains a record with the key 123 and the value { first: "Alice", last: "Smith" }, and the index’s key path is "first" then the index would contain a record with the key "Alice" and the value 123. 

This is not massively important as comments go, but example 3 is promoting what we'd call bad practise for referring to names, since in Hungary and many other places family names come first and given names come last.  I suggest a simple replacement: first->given, last->family.  

That's still not bulletproof, as you'll see from https://www.w3.org/International/questions/qa-personal-names, but it's better.

Please view or discuss this issue at https://github.com/w3c/i18n-activity/issues/375 using your GitHub account
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