[Pkg-fonts-devel] OT: polite way to say japanese name

Hideki Yamane henrich at debian.or.jp
Thu Dec 17 23:48:21 UTC 2009


On Thu, 17 Dec 2009 17:12:55 +0100
Christian Perrier <bubulle at debian.org> wrote:
> Still, I had the intent to be able to use The Right Way in any case,
> with Japanese people.

 In many case, "family name"-san is used for Japanese people in the
 polite way. For example, my family name is Yamane so I would called 
 Yamane-san. And some people write their family name with capital 
 letters, ttf-kochi maintainer gotom is GOTO masanori, so he would
 called GOTO-san.
 If you were a salesperson and call the customer, use "-sama (様)" 
 not "-san (さん)".

 And some people who has a great skill or knowledge (kind of guru/master)
 (...or who they are simply teachers :) are called -sensei (先生). 
 For example, some people call Kenshi Muto as Muto-sensei :)


 Hideki Yamane     henrich @ debian.or.jp/iijmio-mail.jp

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