Here are two references a quick Google search pulled up:



Sorry, the second one wrapped, a cut and paste job ;-) The second
also appears on a number of online encyclopedias .

Personally, I think the ONIX solution Karen mentioned is the most
elegant I have seen with the concept of a key name being


 On Fri, 11 Jun 2004 12:28:21 -0400
"Houghton,Andrew" <[log in to unmask]> wrote:

> > From: Andrew E Switala [mailto:[log in to unmask]]
> > Sent: 11 June, 2004 11:47
> > Subject: Re: [MODS] names and abbreviation
> >
> > Exercise: Convince a toff the hyphen in his name is just a
> > display convention. :)
> As was pointed out to me by colleague, the hyphen in her name
> *is* significant and the whole hyphenated name should be
> treated as one piece.  However, in other cultures the hyphen
> *may* be a display convention.  This is why trying to break
> names, into pieces is so difficult.  Different cultures use
> different conventions.
> Does anyone have a reference, URL or otherwise, on how
> different cultures construct names and conventions for
> displaying those names?
> Andy.

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