Re: Western Europe and 1252

From: John Cowan (
Date: Wed Aug 07 2002 - 08:28:51 EDT

Otto Stolz scripsit:

> Btw., German law entitles
> every natural person to demand his/her name to be spelled correctly
> -- and even if there is no legal title, courtesy demands to spell
> people's names correctly.

This seems a little extreme. When a Chinese person visits Germany, is
he entitled to insist on having his name appear in official paperwork
with three ideographs, not necessarily standard ones? When a Chinese
person in China is mentioned in the newspapers, is it rude to use a

John Cowan                              <>    
Unified Gaelic in Cyrillic script!

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