MapSpeller Personal, Danger, Enterprise and Specialized Dictionaries
Before considering editing personal or danger
dictionaries manually with Notepad, users should first consider:
- Editing personal and danger dictionaries
- Importing third-party personal
dictionaries such as those of Microsoft Word or Windows Mail using
MapSpeller import dialog.
The personal, danger, Enterprise and Specialized Dictionaries share the same format.
The first line of a MapSpeller personal
dictionary typically contains the dictionary language identifier. Each
line thereafter corresponds to a word entry. The line syntax is as
- A word of reference. If this word is
deemed correctly spelled, it may stand on its own on its line.
- Followed by a TAB character (from the Tab
- Followed by a command letter in lowercase:
- i. This indicates that the preceding
word is deemed correctly spelled. It is optional and is not
followed by another word. This letter should not be used in
- c. This letter indicates that the
mandatory word that follows it is to be offered as a replacement
suggestion to the first word on the line. This letter should
only be used in danger dictionaries.
- If the command calls for another word,
that word should directly follow (without space)
If the line is at the bottom of the dictionary,
make sure to hit Enter to create a blank line at the bottom.
MapSpeller automatically creates personal
and danger dictionaries in the user's Windows profiles the first time a culture
(language) is used. One such dictionary for
each culture used. The personal and danger dictionary names are made by appending the
- The string "User_" or "Danger_"
for personal and danger dictionaries, respectively
- The primary dictionary culture
- The extension ".dic".
If a user with the XYZ login selects the
American English as the primary culture, the name of the related
personal dictionary would be: User_English (USA).dic; the danger
dictionary would be named Danger_English (USA).dic.
Enterprise and Specialized Dictionaries can have
any non-reserved name. MapSpeller dialogs will list files with a ".dic"
Personal and danger dictionaries are located at
different places, based on the operating system version:
- In Windows 7 or Vista in: C:\Users\XYZ\AppData\Roaming\Edgetech
- In Windows XP in: C:\Documents and
Settings\XYZ\Application Data\Edgetech America\MapSpeller
Enterprise and Specialized Dictionaries can be
located anywhere that can be reached with a file system dialog.
MapSpeller System Dictionaries
They are also called language or culture
dictionaries. They are not editable.