[TYPO3-50-general] [TYPO3-v4] Personal names and fields in TYPO3

Jigal van Hemert jigal at xs4all.nl
Sun Aug 14 20:47:37 CEST 2011


One of Xavier's (re)tweets brought an interesting article to my 
attention [1].

After reading this article it seems we need a completely different setup 
for personal names:

- full name (How should we address you in direct communication?)
- sorting name (Which part(s) of your name should be used for sorting?)
- formal name (Your name if it's displayed in a formal context)
- informal name (Your name if it's displayed in an informal context)
- preferred context (Do you prefer formal or informal form of your name?)

TYPO3 is used in very different languages and people in those languages 
have very different naming schemes.
This will give a possibility to cover all naming schemes, give a way to 
sort names in various languages correctly and address people in the 
correct way.

What do you think?

[1] http://www.w3.org/International/questions/qa-personal-names
Kind regards / met vriendelijke groet,

Jigal van Hemert.

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