Wrong Names and Surnames on People app.

asked 2014-02-10 17:12:55 +0200

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updated 2014-02-28 00:46:23 +0200

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Since first time I got Jolla, and with all the updates, the people app, seems to manage names in a wrong way. people app misunderstands the complete names with two family names. In most countries, like, Italy, Portugal, France, Spain, and all South America) we have two Surnames, that one comes from the father, and the other one comes from the mother. For Example: Perico (name) Palotes (1st Surname, usually from father) Cifuentes (2nd surname, usually from mother). Except Brasil, that the surnames are inverted, first comes the one from the mother and second one comes from the father. Here is what People app is doing bad: Manage the Surname (family name) wrong. Lets give and example of what jolla does, and what should do. Imagine that you sync Google contacts or Outlook.com contacts via exchange and Facebook friends. People app, gives priority with facebook names instead of your contacts lists (google or exchange) and manages the 1st surname as a Middle name. And this happens always with facebook contacts. The 1st surname is treated like a middle name. Giving a result that when listing contacts in people app, will give after linking contacts the following: Perico Cifuentes. So at last gives Name + 2nd Surname. That it's not the real name. Do you know a way to manage correctly this issue-problem?


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(This question is not-a-duplicate-but-concerns-the-same-problem as "names of imported fb contacts don't have particles".

ping @MattVogt)

phle ( 2014-02-11 13:38:44 +0200 )edit

Thanks, we have limitations in this area. We do allow the 'expected' format for names to be defined for the locale, so we should be able to set it such that names are correctly parsed for pt_BR, for example. But in the end, we're still guessing :)

MattVogt ( 2014-02-13 01:00:09 +0200 )edit

I have the same problem. In Spain we use two surnames, and having Google account syncronization active, my contacts lose the first surname. It's very annoying.

Malkavian ( 2014-12-15 01:32:27 +0200 )edit