European language translation/Soundex??
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Posted By:   Stanford_Kamau
Posted On:   Monday, August 9, 2004 03:43 AM

Currently we have many contacts in our system from ALL over Europe. Hence their names may have characters in there that outside the english alphabet. For example the umlat from german, etc..

The idea is to take a name such are MÜLLER we would want to be stored in a search field as MUELLER. Or to change Straußß to Strauss! So I need a Java class that will do this conversion to me, something like a soundex functionality, but across languages...

But this is NOT just German I want to do it for. Any European language...

Does anyone have ANY ideas, or hints etc that I can use to do this?

Thank

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