People's names (was Re: sqlite3 error)

Leo Kislov Leo.Kislov at
Wed Oct 11 06:57:29 CEST 2006

John J. Lee wrote:
> Steve Holden <steve at> writes:
> [...]
> > > There would also need to be a flag field to indicate the canonical
> > > ordering
> > > for writing out the full name: e.g. family-name-first, given-names-first.
> > > Do we need something else for the Vietnamese case?
> >
> > You'd think some standards body would have worked on this, wouldn't
> > you. I couldn't think of a Google search string that would lead to
> > such information, though. Maybe other, more determined, readers can do
> > better.
> I suppose very few projects actually deal with more than a handful of
> languages or cultures, but it does surprise me how hard it is to find
> out about this kind of thing -- especially given that open source
> projects often end up with all kinds of weird and wonderful localised
> versions.
> On a project that involved 9 localisations, just trying to find
> information on the web about standard collation of diacritics
> (accented characters) in English, German, and Scandinavian languages
> was more difficult than I'd expected.

As far as I understand has become the central(?) source of
locale information:    Did you use it?

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