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From Thomas Neidhart <>
Subject Re: svn commit: r1298588 - /commons/proper/codec/trunk/src/test/java/org/apache/commons/codec/language/
Date Thu, 08 Mar 2012 23:03:56 GMT
On 03/08/2012 11:48 PM, Gary Gregory wrote:


> Would you be willing to handle this merge and describing the algorithm in
> the Nysiis class itself. The description in the test method feels out of
> place.
> After that, I think I'll put a message out on the ML and ask for further
> testing and feedback.

yes, I will do it, tomorrow ;-)

>> I have not found the original paper, which is a pity, and all the
>> algorithm descriptions I have found so far vary a bit. But in the end,
>> it's a phonetic code to match similar names and when I compare to
>> dropby, I feel more comfortable with our implementation (e.g. take PHIL
>> and FIL which result in FFAL and FAL in dropby, which is weird).
>> Anyway, the modified version seems to address some of these things, so
>> it may be a good idea to additionally implement this one.
> What do you mean?
> IMO, we should have one impl that is documented. If it deviates from the
> 'standard', then we should document that.

that's fine for me, I just mentioned the modified variant, as Henri was
referring to it in a comment to the issue.

> This is why I added the 'trueLength' (lame name?) ivar because that seems
> like a reasonable toggle after reading the Wikipedia entry.

I wanted to add this myself, but you were quicker ;-)

Good night,


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