Chris wrote: (Hopefully not the dreaded Tongyong!)
hsinhai78 wrote:Chris wrote: (Hopefully not the dreaded Tongyong!)
Oh, be prepared for the glory of Tongyong to come back, all thanks to President "Cai Ingwun" of "Jhonghua Minguo".
Zla'od wrote:Thanks to all of you! Is there anybody out there who does NOT have the comma or the hyphen?
Kaikai34, do you mean to say that your "English" (not romanized Chinese) name is on the same line as your Chinese-character name? (not one line below it?) I assume it doesn't use a hyphen... Is it in the format "Family name, comma, personal name"?
The commas are, no doubt, intended to clarify which name-element is the family name. Unfortunately, they imply that the name-order ought to be reversed. For example, "Chen, Hui-mei" suggests that her name is really "Hui-mei Chen" rather than "Chen Hui-mei" (regardless of how she feels about reversing the order). A better system would be to place the surname in all-caps.
There used to be rules against using hanyu pinyin (mainly directed at x's and q's), but this policy may have changed by now. The interesting problem is, if ANY pinyinization is okay, then what prevents our friend Chen Hui-mei from rendering her name as "Bob QWERTY" or any other random sequence of roman characters? In other words, a back-door name change.
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