[OT] Naming conventions Re: [kaffe] Is it a bug? System.loadLibrary() fails...

KIM, Seongbeom sbkim at mail.marusys.com
Fri Jan 10 19:10:01 PST 2003

Hi all,

We Koreans don't have middle name, but usually assign each words to
Korean-pronunciation units.
I know it is seriously confusing in western sense; thus there is a trend to use
western format like
'Seongbeom Kim' in official documents such as passports.
However 'Seongbeom' is really hard to read.... a cultural difference. :)

My first name IS Seongbeom, and can be separated Seong-Beom in
Korean-pronunciation sense.
Anyway, I'm embarassed with this name-thing; somebody might be grueling out
there.... ;-)
To avoid confusion, I'd better use hybrid capitalization-comma approach with my
'KIM, Seongbeom' will be good.


KIM, Seongbeom

----- Original Message -----
From: "Dalibor Topic" <robilad at yahoo.com>
To: "Dan Kegel" <dank at kegel.com>; "Kim, Seong Beom" <sbkim at mail.marusys.com>
Cc: <kaffe at kaffe.org>
Sent: Saturday, January 11, 2003 3:49 AM
Subject: [OT] Naming conventions Re: [kaffe] Is it a bug? System.loadLibrary()

> --- Dan Kegel <dank at kegel.com> wrote:
> > Kim, Seong Beom wrote:
> > > p.s. my first name is Seongbeom, sorry for
> > confusing name convention... ;-)
> >
> > I find the "capitalize the family name" convention
> > quite helpful.  e.g. Dan KEGEL, KIM Seongbeom,
> > Seongbeom KIM.
> He's using the "Last name , comma, First Name(s)"
> convention. I thought Beom was another first name,
> like "S" in Roosevelt, Theodore S . I'm sorry about
> that. Having a rather uncommon first name myself, I
> know what it's like to be misspelled ;) Fact is, I
> can't get my last name spelled properly without
> Unicode, so all my German ID papers are, hm,
> approximations ;)
> Capitalizing wouldn't always work, because some
> letters can't be capitalized (take German ß
> ("ess-zett"), for example). Additionally some letters
> (Croatian nj, for example) are only half-capitalized,
> AFAIK, so you get Nj.
> In case you are wondering, there is an ISO Standard
> for defining such conventions, ISO 15897. The latest
> draft is at:
> http://anubis.dkuug.dk/jtc1/sc22/wg20/docs/n987-22n3523.pdf.
>  Clause 16 of a "narrative cultural specification" is
> for personal names rules of the locale. I think the
> narrative spec from Netherlands can be found online.
> And the draft has such convetions for Gaellic and
> Danish.
> best regards,
> dalibor topic
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