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From Gary Gregory <>
Subject Re: svn commit: r1298588 - /commons/proper/codec/trunk/src/test/java/org/apache/commons/codec/language/
Date Thu, 08 Mar 2012 23:55:08 GMT
On Mar 8, 2012, at 18:04, Thomas Neidhart <> wrote:

> On 03/08/2012 11:48 PM, Gary Gregory wrote:
> [snip]
>> 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 ;-)

Great. See you 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,
> Thomas
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