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Hey all. Really wanna know what's the possibility and possibly best approach to developing a web based dictionary of word. Just like encarta. But web based,

Wanted to develop one sometime back but dropped the idea cause i really felt it would be difficult creating a gazillion of word and their corresponding meaning with php .

Any solution or idea will be appreciated!!!

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As webopedia, i dnt knw.

Try and read the dictionary server protocol to hv a gud foundation frm here:

http://www.rfc-editor.org/rfc/rfc2229.txt

dnt thrw away this project!

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@donpuzo,

libcurl is best use with the C API but also have about 40 bindings.

PHP/CURL is the the php binding and JAVA/CURL, PERL/CURL for java and perl respectively. To use curl with php4 and above. Check this php site:

http://www.php.net/curl

i wil like to knw of any development.

Best of lucks

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@donpuzo,

libcurl is best use with the C API but also have about 40 bindings.

PHP/CURL is the the php binding and JAVA/CURL, PERL/CURL for java and perl respectively. To use curl with php4 and above. Check this php site:

http://www.php.net/curl

i wil like to knw of any development.

Best of lucks

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An online dictionary? I dey crase? It's gonna be very tasking man.

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@Donpuzo I hope you are really ready to work out something good out of this. Let it not be a start and stop project because I really forsee that. When things get too tasking in there, you do nothing than to stop. I hope you move forward and make ME proud. I'm hoping and watching. For open source you can get to sourceforge website and make researches there.

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i assume the poster was talking about a web based application. PHP has an inbuilt curl library that is part of the pecl module.

Libcurl is best used with full fledged langs like c++ (i have used it before, i do software programming as well, not just web).

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@ c++ Thanks. will look it up.

is it what www.webopedia.com use

@Luzoma. Also try explaining it, and do i need to learn c++

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building a dictionary eh? it is quite easy to build one that you store words and retrieve it using drupal (cck/views should be able to do it).

If you wish to make use of an external source, i can help you with some codes to extract the meaning from other dictionary sites using

techniques like curl or fopen (url type). . .of course i will only give you snippets, you will ave to finish the remaining yourself.

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One question @Donpuzo. Have you communicated with your number one companion? I think there should lie ideas to what you want to achieve. Moreover, there are some open source scripts there you could build on but what their GPL Licences before you,

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I no gud 4 explanation ooh!

Libcurl is a c programming library use for retrieving, manipulating and storing data from and to the server.

Libcurl cud be use with php,perl,e.t.c

it support http, https, ssl, proxy, Ldap,dictionary server protocol(dict://) e.t.c . What u nid i tink concerns the dict. Is better to google it or use this link: curl dot haxx dot se/

Good luck

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@Cyber. Thanks sir, Omo, na one project wey confuse me,

Your idea is cool. Considered that, but that will take time for it to have a lotta words, i mean about all words, Mostly in Nigeria where site support is poor, and far from it, i lack skillz in site management/User generation skilzz.

Will work on that, maybe cause i no sabi sweet talk peepz.

@C++. Oga, i go appreciate am if u explain the libcurb. And abeg no refer me to google ohhh!!!

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I tought of something like this sometimes back, as a matter of fact i started the project, left it though, i will suggest u build the platform and allow the content to be user generated(Whole web 2.0 madness), more like wikipedia, Urban dictionary is a good example, check them out urbandictionary.com hope this helps.

Best of luck.

-Cyberomin

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I think u can use libcurl to do smting like this:

lets say u want to get the meaning of ABSURD. You cud do smting like this

curl dict://dict.com

m:absurd

i'm nt too gud wit libcurl 4 nw but i trust people like dhtml,dualcore and omnipotence cud help wit it

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