[thelist] links --> new windows on demand

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Mon Nov 12 12:41:29 CST 2001

Hi All

If your market includes non-European countries, this is certainly an issue, with the surname sometimes not existing. I haven't yet come across a situation where there is a surname but no firstname. An example would be with Indonesia, where many people only have a firstname (but not all). 

As an additional thought, in many East-Asian countries many people will associate firstname with surname due names being the opposite way around: some people adjust for it when using English and others don't, so if this is important (eg for personalisation, mail etc) it needs to be clearly labelled.


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> From: rudy <r937 at interlog.com>
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> Sent: Saturday, November 10, 2001 4:51 PM
> Subject: Re: [thelist] links --> new windows on demand
> > ... any database designer worthy of the name will
> > know not to make both first and last name mandatory,
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> Administration, credit card companies, ...
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