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To: freeciv-data@xxxxxxxxxxx
Cc: Raahul Kumar <raahul_da_man@xxxxxxxxx>
Subject: [freeciv-data] Re: [Freeciv-Dev] Re: documentation update - last call
From: Thanasis Kinias <tkinias@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Date: Fri, 31 May 2002 10:20:39 -0700
Reply-to: freeciv-data@xxxxxxxxxxx

scripsit Mike Kaufman:
> On Fri, May 31, 2002 at 06:43:08AM -0700, Raahul Kumar wrote:
> > 
> > --- Per I Mathisen <per@xxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
> > > Attached is the latest diff for some vital portions of the documentation
> > > that is by tradition only updated every release.
> > 
> > One minor change.
> > 
> > SAWADA Katsuya <ama@xxxxxxxxxxx>
> > 
> > The capitals for his first name are annoying. Make it
> > 
> > Sawada
> > 
> It is, I believe, his surname, and capitals indicate this, and he 
> specifically requested that this be so.

This is common French usage (at least, maybe other languages too).  It's
particularly useful in a multiethnic environment where it may not be
obvious which is the family name (e.g., Magyar and Japanese names are
written both ways at times), or where `Mary Smith Johnson' could be
`Johnson, Mary Smith' or `Smith Johnson, Mary'.

Heck, I have enough trouble getting people to keep my first and last
name straight in the U.S., and Greek names are written in the same order
as English ones ;)

I would suggest, however, that if Katsuya's name is written that way
others are too, for the sake of consistency.

Thanasis Kinias
Web Developer, Information Technology
Graduate Student, Department of History
Arizona State University
Tempe, Arizona, U.S.A.

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