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Soundex algorithm implementation for English and Indian languages

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Soundex is phonetic algorithm for indexing names by sound as pronounced in English. LibIndic’s soundex module implements Soundex algorithm for Engish as well as a modified version of soundex algorithm for Indian languages.

Details on how Soundex is implemented can be found at [Santhosh’s blog](


Python 3 is required. Using with venv is recommended

$ pip install libindic-soundex


from libindic.soundex import Soundex
instance = Soundex()
u'\u0d15PKPBN00'"വിദ്യാർഥി", u"വിദ്യാർദി")
1"മോര്", u"മുതിര")
-1'ಬೆಂಗಳೂರು', u'बॆंगळूरु')

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