Re: [GIT PULL] ext4 fixes for v5.12

From: Zhang Yi
Date: Mon Mar 22 2021 - 03:01:33 EST

On 2021/3/22 11:36, Theodore Ts'o wrote:
> On Mon, Mar 22, 2021 at 11:05:13AM +0800, Gao Xiang wrote:
>> I think the legel name would be "Zhang Yi" (family name goes first [1])
>> according to
>> The Chinese phonetic alphabet spelling rules for Chinese names [2].
>> Indeed, that is also what the legel name is written in alphabet on our
>> passport or credit/debit cards.
>> Also, many official English-written materials use it in that way, for
>> example, a somewhat famous bastetball player Yao Ming [3][4][5].
>> That is what I wrote my own name as this but I also noticed the western
>> ordering of names is quite common for Chinese people in Linux kernel.
>> Anyway, it's just my preliminary personal thought (might be just my
>> own perference) according to (I think, maybe) formal occasions.
> Yeah, there doesn't seem to be a lot of consistency with the ordering
> of Chinese names when they are written in Roman characters. Some
> people put the family name first, and other people will put the
> personal (first) name first. In some cases it may be because the
> developer in question is living in America, and so they've decided to
> use the American naming convention. (Two example of this are former
> ext4 developers Mingming Cao and Jiaying Zhang, who live in Portland
> and Los Angelos, and their family names are Cao and Zhang,
> respectively.)
> My personal opinion is people should use whatever name they are
> comfortable with, using whatever characters they prefer. The one
> thing that would be helpful for me is for people to give a hint about
> how they would prefer to be called --- for example, would you prefer
> that start an e-mail with the salutation, "Hi Gao", "Hi Xiang", or "Hi
> Gao Xiang"?
> And if I don't know, and I guess wrong, please feel free to correct
> me, either privately, or publically on the e-mail list, if you think
> it would be helpful for more people to understand how you'd prefer to
> be called.

Hi, Ted and Xiang

I didn't think about it in depth before, and thanks for your suggestion,
I think use "Zhang Yi" is more suitable for me now.