We’ve discussed the importance of name:en in several threads already.
I’d like to have one place that would have a list of English names, so we could all follow the standard.
Maybe this should be in the wiki eventually, but I guess we can start here.
Please add freely.
name(:he), name:en, reference
הרצל, Herzl, wikipedia
סוקולוב, Sokolow, wikipedia
ויצמן, Weizmann, wikipedia
ורבורג, Warburg, wikipedia
The same problem applies to the Hebrew names:
I’m referring to the Hebrew standard as well.
It should be ויצמן,
and it should be:
שינקין, Sheinkin, Wikipedia
If we decide on standard naming, and all named ways follow it,
then it should be pretty easy to change it in the future, or to add name:he:ktiv-male to all ways with the same name tag.
It should be fairly easy to write a script to check and possibly modify the data, given a text file with the canonical and incorrect spellings.