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From "Henri Yandell (JIRA)" <j...@apache.org>
Subject [jira] Commented: (CODEC-57) Metaphone.metaphone(String) returns an empty string when passed the word "why".
Date Sun, 27 Apr 2008 00:38:55 GMT

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Henri Yandell commented on CODEC-57:
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Note - the Perl variant can run in original-mode.

I've added a note to the javadoc about this issue.

> Metaphone.metaphone(String) returns an empty string when passed the word "why".
> -------------------------------------------------------------------------------
>
>                 Key: CODEC-57
>                 URL: https://issues.apache.org/jira/browse/CODEC-57
>             Project: Commons Codec
>          Issue Type: Bug
>    Affects Versions: 1.3
>         Environment: Commons-codec built from source using jdk 1.4.2.
> OS: Windows XP
> Java Build: 1.4.2
>            Reporter: Adam Wilmore
>             Fix For: 1.4
>
>
> An empty string is returned from the Metaphone.metaphone(String) method when passed the
value "why". Variations on the value, such as "wwwhy" and "wwhhhy" also return empty strings.
> This appears to be an issue since other implementations of the metaphone algorithm, namely
the PHP version, returns "H" when passed the value "why".

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