The metaphone() function is a built-in function in PHP and is used to calculate the metaphone key of a given string. The Metaphone key is a phonetic algorithm for indexing of words by their pronunciation. It uses the larger set of rules for English pronunciation.
string metaphone ( $str, $key )
Parameters: This function accepts two parameters as mentioned above and described below:
- $str: It is Required parameter which represents the string to find the Metaphone key.
- $key: It is a optional parameter which specified for Maximum length of the metaphone key.
Return Value: It returns the metaphone key as a string, and return FALSE in failure.
Input: $str = "Contribute Article on GeeksforGeeks" Output: KNTRBTRTKLNJKSFRJKS Input: $str = "Contribute Article on GeeksforGeeks" $key = 5 Output: KNTRB
Below programs illustrate the metaphone() function in PHP:
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