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soundex - Soundex

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soundex(n) 1.0 tcllib "Soundex"


soundex - Soundex


  • package require Tcl 8.2
  • package require soundex ?1.0?


This package provides soundex algorithms which allow the comparison of words based on their phonetic likeness.

Currently only an algorithm by Knuth is provided, which is tuned to english names and words.

::soundex::knuth string

Computes the soundex code of the input string using Knuth's algorithm and returns it as the result of the command.


    % ::soundex::knuth Knuth

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