About this, we could do the following:

1/don't automatically set TYPE on import of GEDCOM in events
2/In Eventview, if description is None, have GRAMPS generate a description that is shown in italics for common events. This solves the problem of empty description fields while still showing information
3/Users who want this data permanently can run the extract event descriptions tool

Anybody supports this? Personally I don't mind one way or the other, but some users definitely have problems with the automatic TYPE fields.


2008/3/1, Peter Landgren <peter.talken@telia.com>:
The problem with GRAMPS adding descriptions to events, while doing GECOM
import, has been discussed in this list and in the issues:
(The same effect as running "Tools->Data Processing->Extract Event Desciptions
from Event Data".)

The main reason for this was to make it easier to identify the person(s)
connected to each event by adding the name of the person(s) and the event
name to the description field. This caused information to be printed twice in
the individ_complete report for Birth, Death, Marriage, Retirement.... And
also made some translation difficult/impossible.

One idea was to make this added information just to be seen in the events
view, a GUI only data.

One other solution could be to add a name column in the events view. This way
you get the connection between events and persons and if you sort the name
column you can easily identify all events for a certain person or pair of


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