Personal Names (was: DTD Question)
cowan at locke.ccil.org
Thu Oct 22 19:28:43 BST 1998
Andy Dent asked:
> >Indeed. In fact, the Right Thing turns out to be CommonName and Surname;
> >my CommonName is "John Cowan" and my Surname is "Cowan".
> What about alternate names?
> Many Chinese have a 'Western CommonName' but would still write their formal
> name as something like WONG Jing Ping and be known as Alan in conversation
> and casual reference.
In X.500 Person, both surname and commonName can be multiple-valued.
commonName: Wong Jing Ping
commonName: Jing-Ping Wong
commonName: Alan Wong
John Cowan http://www.ccil.org/~cowan cowan at ccil.org
You tollerday donsk? N. You tolkatiff scowegian? Nn.
You spigotty anglease? Nnn. You phonio saxo? Nnnn.
Clear all so! 'Tis a Jute.... (Finnegans Wake 16.5)
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