[freeciv-data] Re: [Freeciv-Dev] Re: documentation update - last call
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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.
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