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Spellcheck API

By RiverNet ·
I am playing with a program that enumerates all the words contained in a Boggle game (For those who don't know Boggle, it's a 4X4 grid filled with lettered dice, and you have to make words from adjacent letters). I have a solution using Word and VBscript, using Word's Application.Spellchecking method to create a list of 'real' words found in the grid.

I would like to create a solution outside of Word, as I suspect performance is not as good as it could be in native VB, or VC++. But I don't know how to call a spellchecker from these environments.

The question is: Does anyone know of a spellcheck api for VB or VC++? My needs are simple--I just want to submit a word and get a true/false response to the dictionary lookup. Actually I'd be interested in knowing if this exists in _any_ language.

Thank you.

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by SteveD In reply to Spellcheck API

Check out http://www.wintertree-software.com/dev/wspell/ and http://fox.nstn.ca/~wsi/spell-check/mfc/ and http://www.textcontrol.com/.

I hope this helps.

Steve Diamond

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by RiverNet In reply to Spellcheck API

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by RiverNet In reply to Spellcheck API

Steve's answer is helpful, but as usual the answer points out the flaw in the question. I'm after a more home-brew solution, like, is there a word list I can download (ascii, Access, or ??) or some MS api I don't have to pay for?

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by RiverNet In reply to Spellcheck API

Just a quick follow up: I have located a dictionary database and have extracted selected words into a word list (.mdb) which could be used as a spell checker. It is not as complete as possible, but does contain about 95,000 words (5MB file). Feelfree to email me if you would find this useful.

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