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Dictionary program


2005-10-04 02:08:33 AM
cppbuilder76
Hello:
What is the best and efficient way to store words for a dictionary program?
Text file or Database?
Suggestions please.
Thanks,
Sudesh
 
 

Re:Dictionary program

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What is the best and efficient way to store words
for a dictionary program Text file or Database
That depends on many things...
Pure ASCII based files can be smaller in size,
but some concrete DB can provide you more
flexibility in referential integrity and SQL way
of obtaining data which is further much more
flexible for programmers.
On the other side I found easier to crypt pure
ASCII files than some real DB.
Unfortunaltely VCL is not unicode and that
can make you some troubles, but nowadays
there are some free sets of UNICODE
components.
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Best regards,
Vladimir Stefanovic
 

Re:Dictionary program

Thanks Vladimir
Do you have any idea about the the formats in which MSWord or Encarta
stores?
Sudesh
 

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