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aslvrstn
At first I didn't have a dictionary for Word Game, but after searching the forums I found how to get one and have Word Game compile it. However, the dictionary I used was terrible, and so I deleted it and searched for an official scrabble dictionary. The official dictionary, however, is 3.3 megs. I transferred it over to /opt/QtPalmtop/etc/dict/words and then started up Word Game. I played my first word at which point it starts to convert the dictionary. At this point, however, it locks up. Word Game usually locks up for a bit when loading a new dictionary, but Opie was completely locked, and wouldn't unfreeze (I could still ssh in, however). I tried to figure out a way to compile the dictionary to a dawg format on my desktop, including unpacking Word Game and checking out the source, but to no avail. I was wondering if anyone had any input.
freizugheit
Can you share where you obtained the official Scrabble dictionary?
aslvrstn
OK so I'm not sure it's US official, but it's good enough for me. It's an official sowpods dictionary that I found here...

http://members.shaw.ca/costa/sowpods.txt

Thanks again for any help
ken
just use zword
aslvrstn
It's no good. It doesn't allow the ability to compile new dictionaries, and I'm really looking for a way to be able to do that, and not have to use prepackaged ones.
melee
QUOTE(aslvrstn @ Mar 4 2006, 06:39 AM)
It's no good. It doesn't allow the ability to compile new dictionaries, and I'm really looking for a way to be able to do that, and not have to use prepackaged ones.
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Hi

As I wrote ZWord, hopefully I can assist

ZWord package contains a dawg of the Official Scrabble Players Dictionary which works with Wordgame - ospd.dawg
This is the full dictionary compressed down to roughly 250K

It also contains dawgs drawn from Oxford English Dictionary, Websters, the MOBY Crossword project and other name and place wordlists.

Visit ZWord homepage here

OSPD Dawg Package only here

I wrote a commandline app to convert lists to dawgs to provide ZWord with dictionaries to search.
It became clear when doing so, that when using QDawg from the Qpe library that the recursive nature of the algorithm placed practical restraints upon the size of the word list that could be converted.
Even with 1GB memory and very fast processor I had to split Websters and divide into 2 dawgs.
The working limit was about 1,050,000 bytes

I have posted the C++ file on my site that can be used on the commandline, to create dawgs.
Download Code Here

You need to appreciate that QDawg is a Qpe class, so this code only makes sense if compiled and run from within a Qte - Qpe ../qws/linux-x86-g++ environment (in other words a development environment for building and testing Z apps under vanilla linux before cross compiling to arm for the Z)

I think the ospd.dawg will do what you want, but if not here is your pointer to compile whatever dawg you like.

Have fun

Melee
slade
QUOTE(melee @ Mar 10 2006, 06:02 AM)
QUOTE(aslvrstn @ Mar 4 2006, 06:39 AM)
It's no good. It doesn't allow the ability to compile new dictionaries, and I'm really looking for a way to be able to do that, and not have to use prepackaged ones.
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Hi

As I wrote ZWord, hopefully I can assist

ZWord package contains a dawg of the Official Scrabble Players Dictionary which works with Wordgame - ospd.dawg
This is the full dictionary compressed down to roughly 250K

It also contains dawgs drawn from Oxford English Dictionary, Websters, the MOBY Crossword project and other name and place wordlists.

Visit ZWord homepage here

OSPD Dawg Package only here

I wrote a commandline app to convert lists to dawgs to provide ZWord with dictionaries to search.
It became clear when doing so, that when using QDawg from the Qpe library that the recursive nature of the algorithm placed practical restraints upon the size of the word list that could be converted.
Even with 1GB memory and very fast processor I had to split Websters and divide into 2 dawgs.
The working limit was about 1,050,000 bytes

I have posted the C++ file on my site that can be used on the commandline, to create dawgs.
Download Code Here

You need to appreciate that QDawg is a Qpe class, so this code only makes sense if compiled and run from within a Qte - Qpe ../qws/linux-x86-g++ environment (in other words a development environment for building and testing Z apps under vanilla linux before cross compiling to arm for the Z)

I think the ospd.dawg will do what you want, but if not here is your pointer to compile whatever dawg you like.

Have fun

Melee
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Hi,

I noticed on a message here that you are the author of ZWord.

I wonder if I could ask you a quick question about ZWord?

I've tried to install zword_0.6_arm.ipk on my C3200 and the package isn't recognised by the ipk graphical installer.

I've tried to install the ipk from the command line and ipkg complains that the ipk is not in gzip format and gives the error:

"ERROR unpacking control.tar.gz from zword_0.6_arm.ipk"

Am I doing something wrong? Is there a problem running ZWord on a C3200?

I'd love to be able to use ZWord, it might give me a bit more hope of finishing my cryptic crosswords smile.gif

Thanks for your help,
Slade.
ken
fyi - zword will use zbedic dictionaries if I recall.
melee
QUOTE(slade @ May 4 2006, 10:59 PM)
I've tried to install zword_0.6_arm.ipk on my C3200 and the package isn't recognised by the ipk graphical installer.

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Answered to Slade by email

All down to firefox recognising .ipks as gzipped tar files and helpfully unpacking the file for you!

See other posts on same subject.

Check the download size is as per the web site or better still use wget, konqueror etc and there is no problem.

Ken is correct - ZWord uses the zbedic english dictionary and produces definition of any word highlighted in the crossword solutions list

Melee
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