One of the things I am working on is military awards. When working on an American profile, some of that persons awards/decorations may be foreign ones, as well as many times a foreign person's profile is listed in english because that was the native language of the person creating it, not the native tongue of the person being created.
on the internationalization front, this leads to confusion on how to proceed. case in point.
Field Marshall Erwin Rommel (Erwin Johannes Eugen Rommel Jr (1891 - 1944)) was born in Germany (German Empire) and fought for it during World War II, then fought and died in Germany (Nazi Germany), yet his profile is in english.
under the one person, one record concept, shouldn't his profile be in german, and any non-german person be required to use a translation site to read it in english? creating multiple profiles, 1 for each language violates the whole principle of a single record for each person.
so far, the only category present on his profile is the (Italian) Silver Medal of Military Valor, which also is in english. with the direction being taken for language category trees, that category should be created in german, linked to the italian language category (which does not exist at the moment) and also to the english category for that same award.
he has at least 20 other awards (taken from his english wikipedia page, the german page for him does not list any), which should also be listed as german categories to match his german profile (once changed over), but since his profile is currently in english, do i create/add to the english categories for those medals, or create/add german categories and add his english profile to the german category?