Manually calculating a Soundex code.
The Soundex uses a code made up of a combination of letters and numbers to represent how a name sounds, rather than how it is spelled. Most variations in spelling or misspelling should produce the same code number.
Soundex works reasonably well on names as they are pronounced in English, but it does not work very well in other languages.
To manually calculate a surname's Soundex code, follow these steps:
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