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Class: MiracodeStringComparator (private in PhoneticStringUtilities

This class is only visible from within PhoneticStringUtilities.

Inheritance:

   Object
   |
   +--PhoneticStringUtilities::PhoneticStringComparator
      |
      +--PhoneticStringUtilities::SoundexStringComparator
         |
         +--PhoneticStringUtilities::MiracodeStringComparator

Package:
stx:libbasic2
Category:
Collections-Text-Support
Owner:
PhoneticStringUtilities

Description:


Miracode (also called American Soundex) is like Soundex with the addition that h and w are 
discarded if they separate consonants.

These variants may be specifically important because they were used in U.S. National Archives. 
Most archive data were encoded with Miracode, but there are some entries encoded with 
Simplified Soundex. 

The HW-rule was documented as a standard in 1910, but actually data of 1880, 1900 and 1910 
censuses were encoded with mixed methods.


Instance protocol:

api
o  phoneticStringsFor: aString



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