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From: Ben Laurie <>
Subject: Re: SURNAMES
Date: Tue, 29 Sep 1998 11:12:48 +0100
Camilla von Massenbach wrote:
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> From: Peter Abbott <>
> I forgot in my earlier message.
> Is it possible to force capitalisation on input for the SURNAME. This would
> then follow the conventions used elsewhere.
The guiding principle here is that we want the data exactly as it
appears in the index - so if it isn't capitalised there, it shouldn't be
in the input. I'm not hugely in favour of the capitalisation convention,
because it mangles names like Gemmingen von Massenbach or DeVries. That
said, I see no reason we shouldn't offer it as an option on _output_ for
those that like it that way.
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