This backslash is used inside text strings to told the interpreter of this string (in this case the web browser) to take the next character (i.e. apostrophe, comma, doublequote, etc.) as is and don't interpret it as a special function character, like string delimiter (apostrophe, doublequote) or parameter separator (comma), etc.
Normally, as an end user, we should not see this kind of text display.
Try another browser, just for seeing, if there this problem occurs, too.
It was still doing it yesterday so I am first trying the most recent version of Opera.
For some unknown reason I had shortcuts to two versions of Opera on the desktop so I have down-loaded the latest version, which upated the newer one; and deleted the shortcuts to the older one just in case I had been inadvertently using it.
As you can see I am not that computer literate...
Anyway if that does not solve the problem I will try another browser as you suggest, Remo.
Hi, Remo and thanks for taking an interest in this...
I find it in the on-line 'card' of an individual, where (usually) I have enclosed a nickname or the commonly used abbreviation of the person's name in double quotes.
I am still using the latest version of Opera.
I am right now changing a person's name in this way to include "Jim" as the name he is usually known by, having just got this information from a SmartMatch. Don't know if you can look at it in my tree but here is a full description;
Treffene Droscher Arnold Richardson family tree (that's my wife's family)
ID 1623 Daniel James Riordan (no dates at the moment though they are coming up; but his father was William Daniel Archer "Bill" Riordan 1912-1941 and his mother was Robina Esther Barbara Maud Riordan (Radnell) 1911-1945.)
I am going to change the name, using the on-line 'copy and edit details' function, to Daniel James "Jim" Riordan; I'll let you kmow what happens.
I had a look around in Your tree (as I can see as a guest, of course ;-).
I see this nicknames in a correct form.
I think it's not a problem of the browser or MyHeritage. The problem is - don't be angry - between the screen and the seat back ;-)
If I read Your tests correctly, You copy&paste strings, like names including the backslash into the fields of the FTB form?
This could be a problem, because the website takes Your string and interpret any special character as is. So it takes Your backslash and put a backslash in front of it. In fact, internally, there are 2 backslashes at this position, one for the interpreter and one for You.
I'll never be insulted if someone questions my computer expertise. After all, when I first went to school at the age of six we used pencils. We weren't allowed to use the steel nib pens (dipped into inkwells) for a couple of years; then we could hopefully be trusted not to get the nibs crossed, or make ink blots on the pages.
If I have a problem I ask my grand-son; he is thirteen but I have been asking him since he was about eight.
But no, the example I copied and pasted was only so that you could see exactly what was on my page. Not what I usually do, though I will be especially careful in the future...
The problem seems to have occurred when I inserted (as described) the nick-name, WITHIN DOUBLE QUOTES, USING THE EDIT/COPY FUNCTION IN THE ON-LINE TREE.
I will continue to use the opera browser and be careful to only insert nicknames within the double quote, using Family Tree Builder.
Fine, it was no offense meant (I don't know how to say in english, in german we say: war nicht böse gemeint, nicht übelnehmen). A little bit humor in the life is good for the soul, isn't it?
Anyway. Did You know, that You can enter the person's nicknames in a separate field?
On the online tree You find this inside the person's profile. Enter without quotes, but separated with commas. The website displays this in the form Hans "Johnny" Muster.
With FTB this field is under the button Names inside the persosn details. Unfortunatelly, the displayed name is without the nickname(s). It is inside the persons box as part of the infolist. Maybe, in a future version of FTB will be fixed.
Jestli myslíte část nadepsanou jako Životopis v profilu osoby na webu, tak do něj se při synchronizaci propisuje text uložený do první poznámky (záložka Poznámky v profilu osoby v aplikaci Family Tree Builder). Případné další poznámky se pak ukládají na webu pod první záznam. Ale jak je to v příadě že pracujete s rodokmenem přímo na webu bez FTB, to nevím - já na webu vidím vedle nadpisu Životopis ještě link (Upravit), tak předpokldádám že přes tento link.
I have made mistake by skipping a generation. Some 8 generations back I have ancestor Alzbeta born 1807, but I instead entered her mother, also Alzbeta and then I entered few generations back from there, and sideways. Is it possible to fix without first removing each person on these branches and re-etering them one by one?
I have two trees in my web site. I set one of as the default tree. After logging out and in again, the other tree is the default tree. I set the first one again, log out and in, and it is switched again etc etc etc etc etc etc
This is annoying and stupid. If there is a tool to set a default tree, it should keep that tree as default.
The reason for this problem is, that you are still associated to the other tree, not the default tree.
Please associate your person card in the tree that you want to use as default tree. Then it should work fine.
Move your mouse cursor over the ‘Home’ tab and click on ‘Site Members’. Next to the your name you will see the field where it says "This is you". Now click on the ‘More’ link on the right side and select ‘Fix relationship’. Start typing your name in the same way it shows in the tree, in the empty field and choose the name in the tree that you want as default tree.
Are both your trees build using FTB (Family Tree Builder) or they using importations of GEDCOM files?
If using FTB, are you using the Sync (Synchronization) function between setting the default trees, or is FTB running in the background, if so kill FTB, set the default, then restart your computer. This should help the "fix" the default tree.
Thank you for the suggestion, but it did not help. The only thing from MyHeritage running in the background was FTB check for updates, which I killed and set the default tree. After restarting the computer and logging in to my web site, the tree was no longer my default tree.
Another thought, set the default tree online, then using FTB sync you computer based tree with the online version, therefore the background sync progam ("FTB check for updates") will not revert to the other tree