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From Gary Gregory <ggreg...@apache.org>
Subject Re: [codec] Testing Cologne Phonetic
Date Thu, 24 Feb 2011 19:31:18 GMT
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Konstantin Kolinko [mailto:knst.kolinko@gmail.com]
> Sent: Wednesday, February 23, 2011 08:39
> To: Commons Developers List
> Cc: Gary Gregory; F Mue
> Subject: Re: [codec] Testing Cologne Phonetic
>
> 2011/2/22 Gary Gregory <GGregory@seagullsoftware.com>:
> > I have a question about the name on line 17: "Aaclan"
> >
> > The data file shows code 0456 for this name and our implementation
> produces code 0856.
> >
> > When I walk through the table
> http://de.wikipedia.org/wiki/K%C3%B6lner_Phonetik#Buchstabencodes I think
> the output should be 0856.
> >
> > Can you confirm which is the correct value?
>
> I am not a German speaker either, but reading that algorithm at
> Wikipedia, I think it is a question of whether that "Aaclan" name is
> pronounced like "Aklan" (thus 4 for K) or "Aslan" (thus 8 for S).
>
> I think that that "c" will be pronounced as "K" there.
>
>
>
> Best regards,
> Konstantin Kolinko

Hi Konstantin,

I checked this with Franz
(http://sourceforge.net/projects/familynamephon/) and our code is
correct in this specific case.

Gary

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