>> No, Jim and I did not invent the rules.
> I know.
> Rules in German are different (and I bet other languages use
> different rules yet).
> We'll see what can be done. I'll try to factor out the
> order to translators.
In China, people are referred to as
causing many westerners to misunderstand the name of the actress in Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon
(first name = Ziyi) who, when she began working more with North American filmmakers, became better known as Ziyi Zhang.
Separately, one reason I believe that (in GNUmed) we came to the name display format
is because the comma efficiently permits to distinguish a transition or separation.
One option for the display within GNUmed could be
Surnames, Firstnames, Title
Another could be a configurational item.
All of the above is separate from printing, wherein the distinct placeholder 'title' allows flexible placement.