Adding to NSMutable Dictionary

Discussion in 'Mac Programming' started by Blakeasd, Apr 15, 2011.

  1. Blakeasd macrumors 6502a

    Dec 29, 2009
    Is it possible to add all of the terms (not the definitions, just the name of the work) from the built-in OS X Dictionary into an NSMutableDictionary?
  2. gnasher729 macrumors P6


    Nov 25, 2005
    I wish you lots of luck doing this, but there seems to be no useful documentation about it at all. If you figure it out, I would be very grateful if you posted here how to do it.
  3. robbieduncan Moderator emeritus


    Jul 24, 2002
    Dictionaries are in /Library/Dictionaries/

    Each Dictionary is a bundle (with a .dictionary extension). Within each dictionary bundle in the resources is a (localised) xml file called <DictionaryName>.xml. You can parse the xml (the format looks quite simple) to get all the keys (and definitions if you want).

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