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  • Scottish Names

    Hi all,

    I remember that somewhere in Alpha Four there was a summing up of Scottish names. e.g. McClallan, McGregor, McGuire and at lot more.
    Usefull for exeptions in capitalizing lastnames.

    Does one know that list?

    Ton
    Most things are simple but unfortunately only after the first time

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    Scottish Names

    Hi all,

    I remember that somewhere in Alpha Four there was a summing up of Scottish names. e.g. McClallan, McGregor, McGuire and at lot more.
    Usefull for exeptions in capitalizing lastnames.

    Is there someone in the UK who can help me with such a list?

    Ton
    Most things are simple but unfortunately only after the first time

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    • #3
      Re: Scottish Names

      Ton -

      You mught checkout Cal Locklin's "Improved Capitalization Checker" on Peter Wayne's LearnAlpha site.

      - John O
      John Oesterle
      ToolBytes, LLC

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      • #4
        Re: Scottish Names

        I checked the learnalpha.com link and it is no longer functional for the caps checker -- the alphaforum.com site appears to have been hijacked. I believe Cal used an canwrite event function in conjunction with a database of known names and words to automatically correct commonly mis-capitalized words. I still have the original files or perhaps you can contact Cal if this sounds like what you were looking for.

        - John O
        John Oesterle
        ToolBytes, LLC

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        • #5
          Re: Scottish Names

          Ton, I found this in Dr. Peter Wayne's book "Xbasic For Everyone". I think it's what you are looking for:

          'Date Created: 02-Oct-2005 07:58:21 PM
          'Last Updated: 18-Sep-2008 04:08:25 PM
          'Created By : Peter Wayne
          'Updated By : Cliff
          ' proper_caps script
          option strict
          dim shared a_field_value as A
          dim name as c ' temporary local variable

          name=a_field_value
          select
          case substr(name,2,1)="'" .or. left(name,2)="mc"
          name=upper(left(name,1))+substr(name,2,1) + \
          upper(substr(name,3,1))+substr(name,4,len(name)-3)
          case left(name,4)="macd" .or. left(name,4)="macn"
          name="Mac"+upper(substr(name,4,1))+substr(name,5,len(name)-4)
          case else
          name = f_upper(a_field_value)
          end select
          a_field_value=name
          end

          Cliff
          Cliff

          Coffee tastes better if the latrines are dug downstream from an encampment.
          - US Army Field Regulations, 1861

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          • #6
            Re: Scottish Names

            Hi Ton,

            I'm away from my machine at the moment. I'll email the app later today when I get back.
            Regards
            Keith Hubert
            Alpha Guild Member
            London.
            KHDB Management Systems
            Skype = keith.hubert


            For your day-to-day Needs, you Need an Alpha Database!

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            • #7
              Re: Scottish Names

              Hi Keith,

              For the function I wrote I want to check real Scottish names.
              I know I've seen them long time (few years) ago.
              If you have a list of names I would be very happy.

              Regards

              Ton
              Most things are simple but unfortunately only after the first time

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              • #8
                Re: Scottish Names

                John and Cliff

                Thank you for your help, but the script or code is not the issue.

                Long time ago I've seen a list of all Scottish names starting with Mc and Mac.
                For testing purposes I (only) need these names.

                Thanks anyway

                Ton
                Most things are simple but unfortunately only after the first time

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                • #9
                  Re: Scottish Names

                  Hi Ton,

                  If it is just a list of Scottish Names you want then I'm afraid I cant help you.

                  If it is a script you want to make sure names are capitalised correctly ie MacTavish, please let me know.
                  Regards
                  Keith Hubert
                  Alpha Guild Member
                  London.
                  KHDB Management Systems
                  Skype = keith.hubert


                  For your day-to-day Needs, you Need an Alpha Database!

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                  • #10
                    Re: Scottish Names

                    Ton,

                    My apologies. Sometimes I read faster than I comprehend. Try this website:
                    http://www.electricscotland.com/webc...phabetical.htm.

                    You should be able to extract what you need from there.

                    Cliff
                    Cliff

                    Coffee tastes better if the latrines are dug downstream from an encampment.
                    - US Army Field Regulations, 1861

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                    • #11
                      Re: Scottish Names

                      Ton, Cliff,
                      I saw the website on the mentioned link as well but the names there do not show any capitalization beyond the first letter....but from a few other links on that site I think I found what may do for a basic list....scroll down just a tad to see the list. 1432 names it shows when counted. But only 40 are Mc or Mac . There are also two "Mak" and one M' that are other derivatives of these (actually think the Mak version is the origin).

                      http://www.electricscotland.com/webc...h_families.htm
                      Last edited by MikeC; 10-19-2008, 11:21 PM.
                      Mike
                      __________________________________________
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                      It's not what you look at that matters, it's what you see.
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                      • #12
                        Re: Scottish Names

                        ... not sure these are easily extractable, but caps appear correct!

                        http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb....e_-_mac_mc.htm

                        - John O
                        John Oesterle
                        ToolBytes, LLC

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                        • #13
                          Re: Scottish Names

                          Cliff, Mike, John

                          I visited all three internetpages.

                          Funny, even Scottish people not always capitalize their names (correctly).

                          With this information I can give it a try.

                          Thank you for your help.

                          Ton
                          Most things are simple but unfortunately only after the first time

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