I've been researching different approaches to
i18n in web applications and have found a lot of great resources for locale specific information like
There is one area where I really can't find any kind of aggregated information and that is the naming of individuals and organisations. There are plenty of articles on the web that talk about the difficulties in generating simple forms for recording people's names, due to cultural differences in naming, and those articles go on to list those differences, but where are these differences recorded?
Is there some machine readable resource somewhere (like
CLDR) that describes how names for people and organisations are properly formatted for their locale and other locales? What components of a name are required, ordering of components, formatting of names for formal/informal purposes etc?