[fpc-devel] Extend the libraries people!

Florian Klaempfl F.Klaempfl at gmx.de
Thu Jun 9 22:08:48 CEST 2005

André Cipriani Bandarra wrote:
> Well..
>     I had spent a lot of time thinking about how to contribute to FPC. I
> thought about contributing with a string phonetizer algoritm i made, but
> its works only for the portuguese language, so i thought i wouldnt be
> much usefull for most of the FPC community.
>     Some days ago i contributed to FPC with a stringcomparator unit
> based on the Jaro, Winkler McLachlan and Lynch algorithms, known as the
> best ones to compare strings, giving them a grade between 0 and 1 (0
> being no similarity between them and 1 being exactly the same).
>     So, here goes my questions... I had no feedback for the string
> comparison unit so far... 

Did it go through the mailing list already? I guess because it contains
an attachement it is held for approval.

> Was that a good contribution? Would it be a
> good idea to contribute with the phonetic algorithm even knowing that it
> works only for the portuguese language?
> Cheers!
> André Cipriani Bandarra
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