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Thread: How do I get a list of words for a Scrabble-game

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    Default How do I get a list of words for a Scrabble-game

    If I wanted to make a game like Scrabble in Java, how could I include all the words?
    Is there a way to import them or so? How do I do that? Is this even possible?


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    Default Re: How do I get a list of words for a Scrabble-game

    You could read them from a file into some kind of collection in the program. The kind of collection would depend on how the code needed to access its contents.
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    Default Re: How do I get a list of words for a Scrabble-game

    Is a string array with 500-1000 words read out of a file possible? Where can I get such a file.

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    Default Re: How do I get a list of words for a Scrabble-game

    The number of words would be related to the size of your computer's memory. 10,000 words at 20 bytes each would take approximately 10,000 * 20 bytes.
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