Revision history for Perl extension Text::Soundex. 3.04 Thu Feb 7 15:53:09 EST 2013 <firstname.lastname@example.org> The module is going to be removed from the core distribution of perl, and will now warn (under warnings) if loaded from its installed-to-core location. 3.02 Sun Feb 02 02:54:00 EST 2003 <email@example.com> The U8 type was over-used in 3.00 and 3.01. Now, "U8 *" is used only as a pointer into the UTF-8 string. Also, unicode now works properly on Perl 5.6.x as the utf8_to_uv() function is used instead of utf8n_to_uvchr() when compiled under a version of Perl earlier than 5.8.0. 3.01 Sun Jan 26 16:30:00 EST 2003 <firstname.lastname@example.org> A bug with non-UTF 8 strings that contain non-ASCII alphabetic characters was fixed. The soundex_unicode() and soundex_nara_unicode() wrapper routines were included and the documentation refers the user to the excellent Text::Unidecode module to perform soundex encodings using unicode strings. The Perl versions of the routines have been further optimized, and correct a border case involving non-alphabetic characters at the beginning of the string. 3.00 Sun Jan 26 04:08:00 EST 2003 <email@example.com> Updated documentation, simplified the Perl interface, and updated the XS code to be faster, and to properly work with UTF-8 strings. UNICODE characters outside the ASCII range (0x00 - 0x7F) are considered to be non-alphabetic for the purposes of the soundex algorithms. 2.10 Sun Feb 15 15:29:38 EST 1998 <firstname.lastname@example.org> I've put in a version of my XS code and fully integrated it with the existing 100% perl mechanism. The change should be virtually transparent to the user. XS code is approx 7.5 times faster. - Mark Mielke 2.00 Thu Jan 1 16:22:11 1998 <email@example.com> Incorporated Mark Mielke's rewritten version of the main soundex routine and made the test.pl file simpler.