Re: property, character, and sequence name loose matching

From: Andrew West (
Date: Thu Mar 11 2010 - 17:32:01 CST

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    On 11 March 2010 20:32, karl williamson <> wrote:
    > I think it is actually better to do the following:
    > 1. Remove all white space
    > 2. Collapse multiple hyphens in a row into one
    > 3. Lowercase
    > 4. If the result is one of the three problematic ones, we are done.
    > 5. Remove all hyphens
    > Then, if the strings are the same after the transforms, they match.

    No, then "TIBETAN MARK TSA PHRU" would match "TIBETAN MARK TSA -PHRU",
    which may be what the user intended, but it is not what they asked
    for, and would be as bad as matching e.g. "PERCENT IGN" and "PERCENT


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