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Thread: Pig Latin Translator

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    So one of the last programs I had to do was a Pig Latin Translator. I completed the project at home and it worked perfectly, but it will not work on the school's computers. I found out that the school computers still use 1.4.2 and I was using 1.5. How would I go about making my program work on the school computers.

    import java.util.Scanner;
     
     
    public class PigLatin
    {
     
       public static void main (String[] args)
       {
          String sentence, result, another;
     
          Scanner scan = new Scanner (System.in);
     
          do
          {
             System.out.println ();
             System.out.println ("Please enter a sentence : ");
             sentence = scan.nextLine();
     
             System.out.println ();
             result = PigLatinTranslator.translate (sentence);
             System.out.println ("That sentence in Pig Latin is: ");
             System.out.println (result);
     
          }
          while (another.equalsIgnoreCase("y"));
       }
    }


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    Default Re: Pig Latin Translator

    Hello BMN901, welcome to the Java Programming Forums

    I remember Pig Latin from when I was at school. Good times!

    The problem is with this piece of code:

    result = PigLatinTranslator.translate (sentence);
    You do not have the PigLatinTranslator.translate() method in your code.

    You can fix it like this but you will need to add the translator code.

    import java.util.Scanner;
     
    public class PigLatin
    {
        public static String translate(String sentance){
     
            //Translate code here
     
            return sentance;
     
        }
     
       public static void main (String[] args)
       {
          String sentence, result;
          Scanner scan = new Scanner (System.in);
     
          System.out.println ("Please enter a sentence : ");
     
          while(scan.hasNext()){
             sentence = scan.nextLine();
             result = PigLatin.translate(sentence);
             System.out.println ("That sentence in Pig Latin is: ");
             System.out.println (result);
             System.out.println ("Please enter a sentence : ");
          }
     
       }
    }
    I run Java 1.6 so I have no idea if this will work with 1.4.2.
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    I thought import java.util.Scanner; was introduced in 1.5. The school computers use 1.4. I'm still get error's. I guess what I'm trying to ask is, is there an alternate to using the Scanner so I can make it run on 1.4?

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    Quote Originally Posted by BMN901 View Post
    I thought import java.util.Scanner; was introduced in 1.5. The school computers use 1.4. I'm still get error's. I guess what I'm trying to ask is, is there an alternate to using the Scanner so I can make it run on 1.4?
    Ah OK. How about http://www.javaprogrammingforums.com...eamreader.html
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    hey BMN,

    it seems u are using a static function "translate" from the "PigLatin" Class. ami correct? if thats the case then you shud kno that u need to have both the classes in the same project for this to work. if your school computer does not have the "PigLatin" class present then the code will not work. the best thing to do in this case is ofcourse what the admin has suggested.

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    Default Re: Pig Latin Translator

    I've updated my example for you to include the InputStreamReader instead of the Scanner class.

    import java.io.BufferedReader;
    import java.io.IOException;
    import java.io.InputStreamReader;
     
    public class PigLatin {
     
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        public static String translate(String sentance) {
     
            // Translate code here
            return sentance;
        }
     
        public static void main(String[] args) {
     
            PigLatin pig = new PigLatin();
     
            String sentence, result;
     
            try {
                InputStreamReader is = new InputStreamReader(System.in);
                BufferedReader br = new BufferedReader(is);
                do {
                    System.out.println("Please enter a sentence: ");
                    sentence = br.readLine();
                    result = pig.translate(sentence);
                    System.out.println("That sentence in Pig Latin is: ");
                    System.out.println(result);
                } while (!result.equals("y"));
            } catch (IOException e) {
                e.printStackTrace();
            }
        }
    }
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