Using getname statement issue


#1

I want to break up a person’s name. My worst case name is: “Howard La Fortune Sr.”
code is: local PREFIX, FIRST, MIDDLE, LAST, SUFFIX
getname “Howard La Fortune Sr.”, PREFIX, FIRST, MIDDLE, LAST, SUFFIX

message (
"PREFIX = " + PREFIX + CR() +
"FIRST = " + FIRST + CR() +
"MIDDLE = " + MIDDLE + CR() +
"LAST = " + LAST + CR() +
"SUFFIX = " + SUFFIX + CR())

reuslt is:

“La” is not his middle name. The problem is that his last name is “La Fortune”

Any ideas would be appreciated.


#2

The Space character chr(32) is used to discern all those name parts. To prevent that, you should use the non-breaking space character chr(160) between “la” and “Fortune”. In Mojave, you type that character with opt-shift-space.


#3

Just wait till you meet Wild Bill Hernandez III, or Mary Ellen Johnson La Fortune.