PKP Bugzilla – Bug 6879
Reconsider Author/User name fields (combine to one field or at least into two)
Last modified: 2012-09-21 14:58:12 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:
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?)
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.
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.