NACO: Ma./Maria
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Ma. / Maria

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Qualifying abbreviated Chinese names


According to RI 22.18A, we should add within parentheses the full form of an abbreviation in the heading when the full form is "known with certainty". Long-standing Princeton practice has been to consider that the abbreviation Ma. in a personal name always stands for Maria.

In this case only, we qualify a heading to include the fuller form even if the fuller form is not justified in the 670.