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Would the Latin script version follow the NAF authority form or a strict 
transliteration standard? The NAF forms don't follow the usual ALA 
transliteration standard when an alternative romanization is in 
widespread use. If the NAF is the standard, declaring that should suffice.

Stephen

Dan Matei wrote:
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Jon Stroop <[log in to unmask]>
> Date: Fri, 14 Aug 2009 09:46:42 -0400
>
>   
>> In the past I thought a common parent element the wrapped the two 
>> elements that share the same data might be a possibility.  That approach 
>> would probably constitute a pretty major schema change.  Here's another 
>> idea, which I think I like more: what about a global @romanization?  I 
>>
>> So, for example:
>>
>> <name type="personal" authority="naf" script="Arab" lang="ara">
>>    <namePart romanization="Ṭūsī, Naṣīr al-Dīn Muḥammad ibn Muḥammad">طوسي، نصير الدين
>> محمد بن محمد</namePart>
>>    <namePart type="date">1201-1274</namePart>
>>    <role>
>>       <roleTerm authority="marcrelator" type="code">aut</roleTerm>
>>    </role>
>> </name>
>>
>>     
>
> I would prefer:
>
> <name type="personal" authority="naf" script="Arab" lang="ara">
>     <namePart>
> 	<version script="Arabic">طوسي، نصير الدين محمد بن محمد</version>
> 	<version script="Latin" transliterationStandard="?">Ṭūsī, Naṣīr al-Dīn Muḥammad ibn Muḥammad</version>
>     </namePart>
>     <role>
>        <roleTerm authority="marcrelator" type="code">aut</roleTerm>
>     </role>
> </name>
>
> In this way: a) no (even more) privileged position for the Latin script, b) the transliteration standard is revealed.
>
>   
>> -Jon
>>     
>
> Dan Matei
>
>
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