Fuzzy phone number matching

Jay Vaughan jayv at synth.net
Tue Jul 15 23:20:45 CEST 2008

> What would be a good way to tackle this issue? Anything else but tell
> our users always to write +49172..., even when dialing by hand?

Match the phone numbers backwards from right to left instead of left  
to right, and throw away 'whitespace' which would be defined as  
'anything that isn't a number'.

Jay Vaughan

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