Mc/Mac in Research Assistant - bug?

2008-12-30
2013-05-30
  • Stew Stronski
    Stew Stronski
    2008-12-30

    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"?

     
    • Greg Roach
      Greg Roach
      2008-12-30

      This is a bug.

      Internally, we calculate 3 versions of each name:

      Full: Captain Jack Sparrow
      List: Sparrow, Captain Jack
      Sort: SPARROW,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.

       
    • Stew Stronski
      Stew Stronski
      2008-12-30

      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.

       
    • Greg Roach
      Greg Roach
      2008-12-30

      Fixed in SVN.

       
    • Stew Stronski
      Stew Stronski
      2008-12-30

      Works good now. Thanks for the fix Greg.

       
  • Paul McGrath
    Paul McGrath
    2009-11-23

    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?
    Thanks
    Paul

     
  • Paul McGrath
    Paul McGrath
    2009-11-23

    Its okay, I found this and I saw the other responses.

    Makes sense and I can live with it.