PKP Bugzilla – Full Text Bug Listing
|Summary:||Reconsider Author/User name fields (combine to one field or at least into two)|
|Product:||OJS||Reporter:||Juan Pablo Alperin <juan>|
|Component:||General||Assignee:||PKP Support <pkp-support>|
|Severity:||normal||CC:||alec, jean-andre.santoni, jmacgreg|
|Version Reported In:||Also Affects:||OCS 2.3.x, OMP 1.0|
Description Juan Pablo Alperin 2011-09-08 20:56:57 PDT
The First/Middle/Last name fields do not apply across cultures. There is a good summary of different names formats and some suggestions on how to implement a more inclusive name form at: http://www.w3.org/International/questions/qa-personal-names Review this list and consider applying some of the suggestions to all our software. The obvious concern is: how does this impact the metadata formats we must export into (i.e. do they require the split fields?)
Comment 1 Jean-André Santoni 2011-11-09 02:46:08 PST
I agree with Juan Pablo Alperin. Our users reports bugs about the default search field being the firstname. They would prefer it to be the lastname. Having a global name field would solve this too.
Comment 2 James MacGregor 2012-01-24 22:48:22 PST
See http://pkp.sfu.ca/support/forum/viewtopic.php?f=9&t=8215&start=0 for discussion on Indonesian authors who only have a single name.