Hello IOTA Forum

What checksum method does the light wallet use to generate the 3 letter hint?

https://forum.helloiota.com/Topic11344.aspx

By gmatcha - 6 Feb 2018

I was under the assumption that it uses the first or last 3 of the SHA256 checksum, but that's not what I expected. Could someone point me to ways to generate the hint for a custom wallet? 
By EricHop - 6 Feb 2018

It uses Kerl to hash the seed, then converts the hashed bytes to trytes and takes the last 3 trytes as the checksum
By gmatcha - 7 Feb 2018

EricHop - 6 Feb 2018
It uses Kerl to hash the seed, then converts the hashed bytes to trytes and takes the last 3 trytes as the checksum

Just verified output with pyKerl. Did not know all along it's SHA3 Keccak
Thanks a bunch @EricHop!!