searching through a string and pulling characters

John Machin sjmachin at lexicon.net
Tue Aug 19 01:02:33 CEST 2008


On Aug 19, 8:34 am, Alexnb <alexnbr... at gmail.com> wrote:
>
> The number is based on the word(s) they type into my program, and then it
> fetches the number that word is in the list of words and then will search
> the definitions document and go to the nth def. It probably won't work, but
> that is the Idea.

Consider (1) an existing (free) dictionary application (2) using a
database, if you feel you must write your own application.

>
> Also, on a side-note, does anyone know a very simple dictionary site, that
> isn't dictionary.com or yourdictionary.com. Or, a free dictionary that I can
> download to have an offline reference?

There's this thing called google (http://www.google.com). It's an
example of a "web search engine". If you type (for example) "free
dictionary download" (without the quotes!) into the text box and then
click on the "Google Search" button, it will come back with a list of
web pages where those words appear (e.g. http://www.dicts.info/dictionaries.php)

HTH,
John



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