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2 posts. Started 22 Jan 2006 by kartiksubbarao. Latest reply 22 Jan 2006 by lkessler. RSS 2.0 feed for this topic RSS
1. Kartik Subbarao (kartiksubbarao)
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Posted: Sun, 22 Jan 2006 Permalink
By default, Behold displays women with both maiden and married names, with the maiden name in brackets. With different name orders in the GEDCOM file (such as those in India), this ends up being incorrect and confusing.

Is it possible to set an option to just display the maiden name for women, without trying to do any calculations on the married name?
2. Louis Kessler (lkessler)
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Posted: Sun, 22 Jan 2006 Permalink
I knew someone would ask me for this eventually. :-)

Yes, I'll add options to allow selection of how to display names, probably in Version 1.1 when I add all the user options.

But what I'd really like to do is to handle the naming correctly if I can, so that the valuable information about past surnames can somehow still be included. I will have to do a bit of research in the different naming conventions to do this.

We discussed this in this Forum earlier when you first brought up the naming problem under the topic: "Problem with Name order from GEDCOM file". I do consider getting the naming right to be very important, and it'll be one of the first things I look at after Version 1 is released.


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