Changes between Version 20 and Version 21 of BluePrintVITA

12/23/09 11:01:19 (14 years ago)
Dominic König



  • BluePrintVITA

    v20 v21  
    3232=== Person ===
     34==== Names ====
     36Names are used to identify persons in human communication. However, names of persons do not have to be unique nor do they have to be exact, and thus are no reliable identity features. The following name fields are mandatory to exist in person records:
     38 - '''first_name''' the first names (or the only name) of the person, in romanized script
     39 - '''middle_name''' the person's middle name (if customary), in romanized script
     40 - '''last_name''' the last name (mostly the family name) of the person, in romanized script
     41 - '''local_name''' the full name of the person, in a local language and script
     45Any of these mandatory name fields may be empty in a particular record except ''first_name''. A name field value starting with a question mark '''?''' indicates that this part of the name is uncertain or unknown.
     47'first', 'middle' and 'last' refer rather to the usual writing order of a person's full name than to the meaning of the name parts.
     49There is no need to split the full name into segments if that is not customary in the person's country of origin - in such case ''first_name'' should represent the person's full name.
     51In case there are multiple local languages to represent the person's name, the ''local_name'' should be in the language/script that is most likely readable by that person and/or their relatives.
     53An application may define additional name fields to represent e.g. titles, nicknames or pseudonyms, however, these additional fields must not be used to repeat or replace any of the mandatory fields.
    3454=== Group ===