Text Twist Program

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    Text Twist Program

    Hi, I've made a program that solves the game text twist (a word game). I found a list of words online but some of the words aren't actually words at all. I was wondering if there was a way to verify if the string is actually a word and delete it if it's not. Is there any program that can do that or a way I can? I was thinking that I could use something like Microsoft Spell Check or something could someone help? Thanks.

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    This may help.

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    yeah you're gonna need a dictionary file... unfotunately, good ones aren't the easiest to find...
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    As major_small said, you'll need a dictionary. However, could you expand on how some words aren't words? You could do a quick test on the words to see if they contain unallowed characters (!"&#163;$%^&*()_+=}{[];:'@#~,<.>/?\|&#172;&#166;` just to name a few), and if they do, don't allow that word. Other than that ... a dictonary file's about the only thing I can think of.

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    (!"&#163;$%^&*()_+=}{[];:'@#~,<.>/?\|&#172;&#166;` just to name a few)
    Or better yet, isalpha() or isdigit() or isspace() or something in <cctype>.
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    Quote Originally Posted by dwks
    Or better yet, isalpha() or isdigit() or isspace() or something in <cctype>.
    He's trying to trick you, don't listen to him!! Hehe

    But, that's a much better idea. But some words have -'s in them, and spaces perhaps, so that won't be altogether accurate
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    What's the trick? You could discard all characters that don't match isspace(), isalpha(), or (if you want to accept numbers) isdigit(). It would be better than habing a long string of characters to ignore, hoping your program will always be run in the same locale under the same character set.
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