Shawn O. Pearce  committed 88dce86

git-gui: Skip nicknames when selecting author initials

Our blame viewer only grabbed the first initial of the git.git
author string "Simon 'corecode' Schubert". Here the problem was we
looked at Simon, pulled the S into the author initials, then saw
the single quote as the start of the next name and did not like
this character as it was not an uppercase letter.

We now skip over single quoted nicknames placed within the author
name field and grab the initials following it. So the above name
will get the initials SS, rather than just S.

Signed-off-by: Shawn O. Pearce <>

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File lib/blame.tcl

 			set a_name {}
 			catch {set a_name $header($cmit,author)}
 			while {$a_name ne {}} {
+				if {$author_abbr ne {}
+					&& [string index $a_name 0] eq {'}} {
+					regsub {^'[^']+'\s+} $a_name {} a_name
+				}
 				if {![regexp {^([[:upper:]])} $a_name _a]} break
 				append author_abbr $_a
 				unset _a