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|(8.1.2) The term person refers to an individual or an identity established by an individual (either alone or in collaboration with one or more other individuals).
(8.1.3) The term name refers to a word, character, or group of words and/or characters by which a person is known.
|(8.4) Language and script|
|Record names in the language and script in which they appear on the sources from which they are taken. Alternative: Record a transliterated form of the name either as a substitute for, or in addition to, the form that appears on the source.
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|(8.5) General guidelines on recording names|
|(8.5.1) General guidelines|
|Apply the general guidelines on capitalization, numbers, accents, etc., given under 8.5.2–8.5.7.
When those guidelines refer to an appendix, apply the additional instructions given in that appendix, as applicable.
|(8.5.2) Capitalization (see also capitalization, Names of persons, families, corporate bodies, and places|
|Apply the instructions on the capitalization given in Appendix A2:
° In general, capitalize the first word of each name.
° Capitalize other words applying the guidelines given under A.10–A.55, as applicable to the language involved.
° For names with unusual capitalization, follow the capitalization of the commonly known form.
Guidelines specific to names of persons:
A.2.4: Other terms associated with names of persons:
A.10: Capitalization: English language:
|(8.5.3) Numbers expressed as numerals or as words|
|When recording a name, record numbers expressed as numerals or as words in the form in which they appear on the source of information.
2012562496 James Lee III
#746949507 Loudon Wainwright III
#767565900 Edgar I. Ailor III and Edgar I. Ailor IV
|(8.5.4) Accents and other diacritical mark|
|Record accents and other diacritical marks appearing in a name as they appear in the source of information. Add them if it is certain that they are integral to a name but have been omitted in the source from which the name is taken.
If the application of the instructions on capitalization in appendix A requires the addition of accents and other diacritical marks to lower case letters in order to reflect standard usage for the language in which the data is recorded, add accents and other diacritical marks accordingly.
|Retain hyphens between given names if they are used by the bearer of the name.
2012564397 Hans-Martin Theopold
|(8.5.6) Spacing of initials and acronyms|
|(22.214.171.124) Names of persons or families|
|When recording the name of a person:
° leave a space between a full stop following an initial representing a forename or surname and the subsequent initial or name
2012563437 G. Verdi
2012563434 J.S. Dwight
° if the name consists entirely or primarily of separate letters, leave a space between the letters (regardless of whether they are followed by full stops or not)
° if the name includes initials or abbreviations forming part of a title or term of address, leave a space between the initial or abbreviation and a subsequent initial, abbreviation, number, or word.
2012563802 Mr. Handel
2012571071 Mlle. Henriette Martin
2012563880 Bohuslav Czernohorský, o.f.m. conv. 1684-1742
|Apply the instructions on the use of abbreviations in names of person given in Appendix B.2:
° In names of persons use only the abbreviations that are integral parts of the name (e.g., "Wm.") if the person uses the abbreviation.