[docs] [issue15444] Incorrectly written contributor's names

Terry J. Reedy report at bugs.python.org
Sat Jul 28 00:03:27 CEST 2012

Terry J. Reedy <tjreedy at udel.edu> added the comment:

I basically agree with Marc-André. Indeed, I think Acks, at least, should contain names in native spelling plus, if that is not Latin-based, a romanization. Three reasons:
1. I want English-speaking Python programmers to feel welcome to contribute and be acknowledged with what is visibly their native name.
2. I want people to be able to looks at the contributors list and see that Python is an international project.
3. Transliterations are ofter lossy, and in both directions. Romanizations do not necessarily tell contributors' compatriots how to address them in their mutual native language.

If stdlib .py files are still restricted to romanizations, those could at least be looked up in Acks. But Python does come with an utf-8 unicode editor, Idle, that handles at least the BMP just fine (because tcl/tk does).

nosy: +terry.reedy

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