Hungarian names - spelling clarification (Gyulai Líviusz or Liviusz Gyulai)?

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Hi.

I have one Hungarian animation from 1996 with credits in both Hungarian and English (alongside each other). I noticed (at least) the name Dékány Ferenc (animator) and Gyulai Líviusz (writer/director). I then noticed that these names are written as "Ferenc Dékány (II)" and "Liviusz Gyulai" on IMDb.

My question is that what's the correct way to add these (type of) Hungarian names? Perhaps they're written differently in Hungaria than elsewhere in the world? If yes, what's the IMDb's policy?

Thanks.








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Eboy: In Hungary, names are normally given family-name-first, similar to Chinese and Korean names. (See https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hungarian_names.)

However, on IMDb, everyone's name is expressed in the Western name order, regardless of what country they are from. See https://help.imdb.com/article/contribution/names-biographical-data/names/GSA3M6SFHRAERXZ3#asian. The "Asian Names" policy applies to Hungarian names, too.

Consequently, most likely the names "Ferenc Dékány (II)" and "Liviusz Gyulai" are correct by IMDb policy.
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Thanks, that was my hunch. But does this mean that (based on the screencaps), I should use (e.g.) ”as Gyulai Líviusz” attribute?
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Eboy: I wondered about that too. I don't know the policy for whether we need an (as ...) attribute for names like that.
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"Me too" to both of you :)
If such national traditions meet no exclusions, then we need all ALL those credits followed with "as" attributes. Can you imagine? ;)
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Hi Eboy and all -

To clarify, as with Asian name listing policy that gromit82 mentioned earlier, the Hungarian primary name for the individual should be formatted on the site in the same way: 'Family name, Given name'

A good example of this is the name page listing for "Yun-Fat Chow" (as mentioned in our guide).

Concerning the use of credit attributes, these are valid if the on-screen credits are displayed in a different format, as this helps ensure that both names are searchable if a user is searching under different name formats. 
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