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Author Topic: Dictionary, list of words, etc.  (Read 5862 times)

Fred Nerd

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Dictionary, list of words, etc.
« on: October 18, 2008, 12:26:08 AM »
Hi,
I'm not a very good programmer, but I wanted to make myself something which is sort of a scrabble practise game. Basically it finds a random word, then mixes up the letter and asks me what it is.

So far I have got an AHK script which works on words up to 7 letters long, which will scramble the letters, and a gui to make it useable.
I just need a list of all available words.
(then need to find a way to select a random one.....computers don't like random..)
Anyone know of such a resource?
Of course I could just use a few wordy letters/wepages/e-books, but I want to do it properly..

Thanks

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Re: Dictionary, list of words, etc.
« Reply #1 on: October 18, 2008, 07:36:33 AM »
2Fred Nerd
You can download dictionaries from here:
http://wiki.services...rg/wiki/Dictionaries

The only thing to do with them is opening DIC files and stripping characters after "/" for words (and maybe changing line ends). Those files are the lists of words (1 word per line) sometimes in the form of "abbreviation/M". Nothing hard to fix with RegExp.

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Re: Dictionary, list of words, etc.
« Reply #2 on: October 18, 2008, 08:03:22 AM »
Perfect, thanks.
I'll show them at scrabble now

If it works well I'll share it,
I'll see.

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Re: Dictionary, list of words, etc.
« Reply #3 on: October 27, 2008, 06:38:36 AM »

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Re: Dictionary, list of words, etc.
« Reply #4 on: August 16, 2009, 10:23:36 PM »
Have a look at the program I have made to make up your own wordlists. It's only 92 kB.

http://www.donationc...ex.php?topic=19514.0