<rant>I’m not changing my name. I’m not doing it, so don’t even start. I’m also not spelling it differently just so that web service providers can have an easier time of it and not have invest the effort to make their code work.
You may have noticed that my name is Paul O’Flaherty. It’s not Paul OFlaherty. Can you see the difference?. Unfortunately most web sites and services can’t (read won’t) bother supporting the apostrophe in my name. This isn’t a technical constraint, it’s simply shortsighted coding. It’s not as if people haven’t been complaining about this on the web for years. </rant>
Now, let me be clear, I’m not accusing the guys at Automattic doing the Jetpack Google+ integration of being lazy or shortsighted (those guys really are awesome), but I am a bit miffed that the apostrophe in my name is enough to screw up the Google Plus integration.
As you can see from the image below, when I connect my Google+ profile to the Publicize module in Jetpack my name suddenly gains an a backslash which shouldn’t exist. Not only does that backslash occur in the Google+ area that is added below the share buttons, but it also changes how my name appears in the meta area at the top of the post.
I know this is a minor problem to most folks, and way down on the priorities list, but for me it’s a deal breaker when it comes to this useful feature.