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    Tengo Copy. Legalities? Usefullness? Thoughts?

    Okay, so i saw the Tengo demo awhile back that someone posted. Back in the day when i first learned how to program i wrote a couple programs that do almost the same thing as tengo. Well more like the T9 function in some cell phones. (damn i wish i sold that to someone) Anyways, what I was thinking about was writing my own version of tengo for the PC. Touch screen frendly of course. and I would call it something else. QuickType or maybe something more fancy.

    First: Anyone else allready working on this?

    Second: Can someone design a kewl background, Im woried about using Tengo pictures

    Third: How legal is this? A tengo copy for the CARPC? I'm sure they have some patents on there product.

    Any thoughts ideas would be great. This would probably turn into open source once it works.

    edit: ps. im going to bed ill check in on this tomorrow
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    I don't think you should have a problem with this. I would love to see a finished product.
    btw, what are you gonna use for your dictionary?
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    i also dont think u will have a problem make this app, nice idea....for the background image, maybe talk to cdr or liquid for some ideas
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    Well when i tried this for my pager number converter i copied all text files on my computer and then ran a sort program on the file. This gave my alot of duplicates so i wrote anoter program to remove duplicates. So that was the long way to do it.

    I just for a diction txt file and I found one. My thoughts would be to have the ability to add words to the list if needed. Kinda like M$ Word.

    So you dont think it will be a problem taking Tengo speed typing and making one for the PC? What about there graphics? I need to make my own anyways so that i can have a good button down effect.
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    Okay so i have a really bad alpha version working. somewhat slow right now do to the 100,000 word dictionary file that has probably 50,000 wrong words like aab aad and stuff. I had a program that did sorta the same thing and was real quick. Although i used delphi and my file type was easy to manage.

    Anyways, alpha version

    http://home.comcast.net/~cstrachn/quicktype.rar

    So far all letters work in lower case. Space will input the text to the main text box and insert a space. Enter will input the current text to the main text box and insert a return.....Maybe a blinking curser to show where your at might help. Next word works but not previous or shift or esc.

    Like i said kinda slow right now on my 1.6Ghz machine. Once the database is smaller it should speed up.
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    acnt wait for the finished product this is gonna be so cool

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    looking good this m8 :-) I noticed in the txt file you have a word and there value.. just wondering how you are going about this and if theres faster ways. On thinking about it I would prob have upto 5 arrays running from the press of the first button, each starting with the first letter... ie.. array1 all the 'Q's then array2 all the 'W's etc.. then with each keypress these arrays are then polled for the next letter.. I would then display the ones with the greater lists in the options (more in the list means most popular maybe).. hell of a job mind you thinking about the coding side :-) and the alphas looking good :-)

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    This has some real potential. Can I take a look at your source? I could give you some suggestions on speed improvements, and I'd really like to add something like this to the OSK in Freeway.

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    Quote Originally Posted by oeri View Post
    This has some real potential. Can I take a look at your source? I could give you some suggestions on speed improvements, and I'd really like to add something like this to the OSK in Freeway.
    Yah i was thinking about this the other day. If a front end had this for there osk it would be sweet.

    Okay for the programming side of it. So curently i have to search the file once per letter typed. Which is a great improvment from trying to do a recursive search with the possible words compared to a dictionary. What i did so far is take a somewhat good dictionary.txt file and create a record type file. Each read from the file returns a number and a word, Also an integer which i will use later for popularity of the word. then all i have to do is compare the number to the number typed. If a match i return the word to a list to display.

    So CdR, i was kind of on the same page. I was thinking of creating the dictionary database for each starting letter group i.e. qwert.dic yuiop.dic etc.

    That would give a 6 times increase in speed. because you only have to search through 1/6 of the database.

    My first problem is the original txt file has tons of wrong words. I only made it through w,x,y,z. which took about an hour or two. 100,000 words take some time to go through.

    If anyone knows of a good text file with all the english words in it i would love to get my hands on it.

    Let me work on some of these changes and see if it speeds it up. Maybe a pointer based array would be quick to read through.
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    was having a little think whilst I drove.. if you also organised the text file lin order of length of word.. ie.. ape , apple , applecart then this would also help with the speed. It would be quite easy to write a little app that loads a list of words, alphas them, then sorts them into length and ouputs them to another txt file.. as you say you would have some words that are more popular than others.. maybe like you say indexing them with a rating 1 to 9.. so you would have 1and 5apple 5applecart etc.. so it would then show the 1's first etc.. this still requires some nice coding :-) cant wait to see what you come up with

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