How to display Chinese names correctly, so the family name comes first?

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In Chinese, the Family name comes first in order of display. How to display Chinese names correctly, so the family name comes first? Currently, the display order is : First Name, Middle Name and Family Name. If this is the display order (in both public/private view and in Tree view), the Chinese characters would look un-reasonable and to the point of "disrespect". The acceptable order to display Chinese name is: Family Name, Middle Name (usually the Generation name) and the Given name.  How could I make that happen?
in Policy and Style by Ted Marr G2G Crew (880 points)
retagged by Ellen Smith
Short answer: you can't.

Drives me bonkers, too, although at least in Hungarian it's only at the level of "annoying" rather than "disrespectful".

1 Answer

+9 votes
Unfortunately this is a sore point with many and has been discussed in multiple threads before but does not appear to be of much interest to the powers that be. It's not only Chinese but a hole slew of East Asian cultures and Hungary that use this order but we seem to be unable or unwilling to accommodate that.
by Helmut Jungschaffer G2G6 Pilot (544k points)

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