The Global workbench is a bit dated. And in Europe internationalization is a real important issue. Lots of mergers over language borders and even inside companies its quite usual that some folks doesn't speak the language of the country they are working very good.
Ulrich Krause has a propal, which I ...
Note This keyword is new with Release 8.5
Returns the name in the form of Lastname, Firstname when a common name or a hierarchical name is provided. This is especially usefull when used as in a column formula, since it allows to sort the names bibliographically.