I have consulted our chief genealogist regarding this issue, and he said that name formats are sometimes a matter of family tradition, but genealogically it is correct to only record the first generation. His recommendation for you is to go back only one generation, for example: Mohd bin Abdulla.
Each culture has it's own way to support names, and although currently we are unable to support all of them, we do our best to try. Therefore, please note that Family Tree Builder, after listing one family member's name as bin XX, it wil lbe the default name for his children as well. You will have to fix this manually according to your preference.
And reports PDF under Family Tree tap doesn't support Chinese either even when my tree is in Chinese. Can myHeritage fix that? I think the major problem with this software for Chinese is the last name (1st) and first name (2nd) display issue. Hope they can fix this one too.
I'd like that option as well though I do hope that it will be possible to use multiple languages for entering details. We have a very mixed family so we need to enter both Eastern (Chinese, Korean) and Latin names. So, if possible I'd like to enter the Latin version in one field and the original language one in another.
Thanks for your question. If you would like multiple languages for entering details on your family tree, what I would reccomend is to download our Family Tree Builder Program. Once downloaded you'll be able to choose a primary language and a secondary language. This means you may enter the Latin version in one field and a Korean name in the other field.
I am using the Family Tree Program and I love it so far. It supports so MANY languages. The only thing, a major thing, missing for me is that it does not support Chinese, a language that is spoken by the most people in the world! The online web site supports Chinese, but nothing is transferred into the charts. If you cannot present and print it in Chinese with the charts, it makes the Chinese web site less useful. I really hope the next version that support Chinese characters come out soon.
As Aviv from my team wrote in an older post in this thread, we are working on a Unicode version of the Family Tree Builder which will support Chinese. It should be released by the end of the year if all goes according to plan.
I'm new to MyHeritage.com and really appriciate what your team have done. There are many family tree features in this website that help me organize my abundant relatives. However, something is missing -- I18n is not fully supported. As soon as you release Unicode version, I promise to be the very first person who generate the tree chart.
Is there a place where you log the version number of the most recent FTB? If I use the tools, check for updates, it shows that my version is up to date, but when I check the forum a new version is often available and linked to in the reply to somebody elses post.
Today's check shows my version at 5209, but a forum post shows 5309 as available, dowloading from the link gives version 5306.
Every once in a while we release versions with minor fixes that don't affect most of our users. Therefore we choose not to notify all users and cause all of them to update their software when it's not really needed.
These versions are offered for new users and for users who experience specific problems that we know were fixed by the new version. If you download the current "most-updated" version you won't even notice any difference.
When we collect enough fixes and upgrades that we decide that they are relevant to a big portion of our users, we notify all our users and recommend to download the update.
The program is set up like an old era is rule, this is 2011.
For an example, ther is an opption to set the females kids last name, but not a males.
I did take my wifes last name when we married.
Put that option into the program even for males, would make it better and a part of 20th scentury...
Except that it still won't display the married name for the male, or at least I can't get it to. I have taken my husband's last name and I would like it to actually display that as my name, because that is what my name is.
Ther is very hard to set up those who has several merriages back in time.
For an example, a man M get akid with a Female F they divorce and M get 2 new kids with another female E, still those 3 kids are sisters and brothers. But the program will set the same mother to all kids. Next is that F remarrige with A get 2 kids divorce, and remarrige and get another 2 kids. F has now 5 kids with 3 diffrent dads, but it´s to hard to handle for the program so far. An update in that area would be greate, and it would be easy to do, just like it is, but let me choose who the father or mother is to a person. Just that Easy.
I'm struggling with some not very smart matches. I've attached an image showing the problem. The smart match shows different family members as suggestions for the same person. Even though I've set that first names should match, it suggest Mathias and Jens are the same guy, and it also says that with a 50% probability on both.
And sometimes when I've been through the list and re-check it, I can find green rejections which really is matches I've rejected, but that FTB has secretly confirmed.
The biggest problem with this is the long lists of not so smart matches to sort out, that don't even will get sortet out.
Now I've tried sorting out these smart matches for a few days, but whenever I go back to the top of the list to re-check, it's all back to random status. Some correct ones are rejected, and some incorrect ones are confirmed.
I have created a report /chart, e.g. Close Family members ( or something like that).
With some individuals, for example birth year is missing. Day and Month are there.
When moving cursor over the person, all the data is shown, so it is there. If I change the text font smaller, also a year appears to the chart.
I first noticed this when I increased the font size of the fact text. In some cases for example Family Name was missing. I can reduce the font size back to original, but even then some facts are missing. Font size 8 is too small.
This seems have something to do with box size. I tried to change the language to English (normally Finnish) but even then birth year is not seen, even month names are much shorter in english, weird.