Guile Library

(string soundex)

Overview

Soundex algorithm, taken from Knuth, Vol. 3 ``Sorting and searching'', pp 391--2

Usage

soundex a
[Function]

Performs the original soundex algorithm on the input name. Returns the encoded string. The idea is for similar sounding sames to end up with the same encoding.

 (soundex "Aiza")
=> "A200"
 (soundex "Aisa")
=> "A200"
 (soundex "Aesha")
=> "A200"