1. SELECT * FROM _users WHERE SOUNDEX(name) LIKE SOUNDEX('jon');

Not ActionScript, but the coolest thing I've seen in Mysql in awhile, the soundex function will convert a string into a soundex index... read more about it on wikipedia.

I did some tests and it matches things like:

what's your name? & whats yer name

very cool... since this isn't ActionScript, I will post another snippet right after this.

UPDATE: Actually started reading more about this stuff and dug up some algorithms... metaphone etc... fun stuff, maybe I'll port some of it to actionscript...

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