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Subject: Re: [docbook-apps] Complex parameters.
Bob Stayton wrote: > Where is DocBook going? Perhaps deferring to an external standard such > as xNAL, merged into DocBook 5 as an optional module: > > http://xml.coverpages.org/xnal.html Which will give you better semantic markup. Nothing on locale specific presentation Bob? Nor does it address the more general issue of complex parameters? Quote, a request from a Hungarian user re name presentation. My bigger problem is, that even by playing around with the name order, I cannot have all my relative's names appear correctly, because of an apparent lack of "functional" tagging of non-family/non-patronymic names. i.e.: PÉNZVÁLTÓ Eszter Johanna Mária PÉNZVÁLTÓ <--- family name Eszter <--- Saint's Name chosen at Catholic Confirmation Johanna <--- Secondary Given Name Mária <---- Primary Given Name ... which basically means, that the proper way to "anglicize" or "westernize" the word order would be: Mária Johanna Eszter PÉNZVÁLTÓ Basically reversing everything... of course, since given names are lumped together, the closest I can do is: Eszter Johanna Mária PÉNZVÁLTÓ Which, I think, gives the impression that the person's "first name" / "primary given name" is Eszter... the only name in her list of given names that isn't even functionally a "first name", but is rather a "middle name" in the religious sense. This is, in my mind, not just a *display convention*. The name order is a fundamental property of the name. (e.g.: Mao Zedong's family name is Mao [yes, really!], and Zedong is his first name.) For more info: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Name_order#Name_order end quote. regards -- Dave Pawson XSLT XSL-FO FAQ. http://www.dpawson.co.uk