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From: "Jim Byram" <>
Subject: Re: [TMG] "--" in surname field, 5.12
Date: Mon, 26 Apr 2004 02:35:56 -0400
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Laura M. Cooper wrote:

> In the case of no surname, as opposed to an unknown surname, I have always
> used double exclusion markers in the surname field. Now I find that the
> entry screen won't close if the markers are present. TMG doesn't hang, but
> the markers must be deleted before the screen can be closed. This problem
> didn't exist in previous versions, and so far as I can tell it only occurs
> in name tags in 5.12. Can someone confirm?

I can't repeat this. The first time that I do this, I get the expected
warning that '--' is not among the known surnames for this data set.
Clicking [Yes] to accept saves the tag. After that, a surname of '--' is
saved with no complaint.


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