[Openmcl-devel] probing a dictionary from openmcl

Michael Hannemann mrh3 at pobox.com
Fri Feb 17 13:22:43 PST 2006

Hamilton Link wrote:
> Anyone have an idea how I might best go about determining if "foo" is
> an english word or not from inside openmcl?
> I've got a big bag of words that I've slurped up as symbols in a
> package, but I've got things like "KVD" and "BBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBB" and
> such in the mix, and I'd like to remove those.
> I am hoping someone knows of a cocoa library or a Mac OS X dictionary
> file that might be easily exploited...
> (oh, and please copy me on the response, this account isn't subscribed
> to the dev list)

Do you have /usr/share/dict/words?  I do.  That's what I'd use. 
Location may vary based on system version, but it's a standard unixy


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