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From: "wim prange" <>
Subject: RE: [GENBOX] [BUG] Place name parsing is very unintuitive
Date: Sun, 9 Mar 2003 21:08:59 +0100
Have you set the option "Confirm new places" to yes and Convert to initial
caps" to no in Preferences. I have and I don't have any difficulties with the
things you are describing.
[Van: Tom Morris [mailto:]
[Verzonden: zondag 9 maart 2003 21:02
[Onderwerp: [GENBOX] [BUG] Place name parsing is very unintuitive
[This is actually a collection of problems related to place name parsing.
[1. Autocomplete appears to be case sensitive, at least for the first
[term. It doesn't make sense to me to have it be case sensitive.
["N" returns "Nashua, Hillsborough, New Hampshire"
["n" returns "n"
[2. Autocomplete is very messy. It doesn't clean up when it changes its
[mind about a completion leaving unreadable overstruck text in the field.
[This happens in all kinds of fields, not just Place names and it drives
[me nuts, so I'm surprised no one else has mentioned it
["New" returns "Nashua, Hillsborough, New Hampshire" overstruck with "ew"
[in the 2nd & 3rd positions
[3. Place parsing apparently silently ignores unknown terms. This is
[very bad form for a program to ignore user input without providing any
["nashua, hillsborough, new hampshire" returns "nashua, Hillsborough, New
[Hampshire" and appears to match "*, Hillsborough, New Hampshire" in a
[search. (it seems strange that the second and third terms aren't case
[sensitive while the first is)
[4. Autocomplete will return results different than it is displaying
["nashua, hi" shows "nashua, Hillsborough, New Hampshire" but returns
["nashua, HI" if you hit Tab at this point.
[5. Place parsing should change the capitalization for names imported
[through GEDCOM. I've got all kinds of things like Nh State Library and
[Www.Njstatelib.Org in my place database. Captilization should be left
[Windows XP Pro
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