Just noticed tonight that whenever I use research assistant with an indi such as McIntosh or Mckie the surname is forced to MACINTOSH or MACKIE. All McXXX surnames are the same. I don't think I ever noticed this behaviour before. I'm using svn 4593. Checked the raw gedcom and there's nothing in there to cause this.
Is this a bug or did someone decide to make this a "feature"?
This is a bug.
Internally, we calculate 3 versions of each name:
Full: Captain Jack Sparrow
List: Sparrow, Captain Jack
The "Sort" name is only supposed to be used internally, not displayed. There is some special logic to sort Mc names along with Mac (as per scottish telephone directories).
I presume the RA code is extracting the surname from the "Sort" name.
I don't use the RA, so point me towards this bug and I'll take a look.
Thanks Greg. Bug report filed with a URL. It's bug 2477484.
I really only use the search plugins from the tab on an indi page. I don't bother with tasks and such.
Fixed in SVN.
Works good now. Thanks for the fix Greg.
I have 4.2.2 installed and this issue still persists for me. My surname is McGrath and it appears as MACGRATH for the most common surname.
Is this a local thing I can fix?
Its okay, I found this and I saw the other responses.
Makes sense and I can live with it.