Opened 13 years ago

Closed 13 years ago

#6311 closed (duplicate)

"First name" and "Last name" in user model is too bad

Reported by: Alexandre <amartani@…> Owned by: nobody
Component: Internationalization Version: master
Severity: Keywords: first last name user model
Cc: Triage Stage: Unreviewed
Has patch: no Needs documentation: no
Needs tests: no Patch needs improvement: no
Easy pickings: no UI/UX: no


The user model has fields for "first name" and "last name". In many non-English speaking countries, people are not named this way, which can lead to several problems.

Change History (3)

comment:1 Changed 13 years ago by Ilya Semenov

Agreed, a framework which is designed to be internationalizable shouldn't rely on Western first/last name schema. That's a legacy shortseeing, like not using unicode in the initial django releases.

If anyone actually needs the formal person data, he might use 1:1 relation with some Person model (and put there First, Last, Title, Position, Date of Birth and other fields which shouldn't be in the "generic" User model).

comment:2 Changed 13 years ago by Ramiro Morales

See #5638

comment:3 Changed 13 years ago by Collin Grady <cgrady@…>

Resolution: duplicate
Status: newclosed
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