13.0024 WordCruncher

Humanist Discussion Group (humanist@kcl.ac.uk)
Fri, 21 May 1999 07:08:15 +0100 (BST)

Humanist Discussion Group, Vol. 13, No. 24.
Centre for Computing in the Humanities, King's College London

[1] From: Fotis Jannidis <Fotis.Jannidis@lrz.uni- (26)
Subject: Re: 13.0021 WordCruncher?

[2] From: "F. Heberlein" <Friedrich.Heberlein@eo-sun- (24)
Subject: Re: 13.0021 WordCruncher? 18C Millennium Bugs?

Date: Fri, 21 May 1999 07:07:17 +0100
From: Fotis Jannidis <Fotis.Jannidis@lrz.uni-muenchen.de>
Subject: Re: 13.0021 WordCruncher?

> Date: Tue, 18 May 1999 21:30:36 +0100
> From: Jim Endersby <jje21@cam.ac.uk>
> >
If not, does anyone know a better program that could import the
> text files that I have (which are presumably in whatever format WordCruncher
> uses)?

To my knowledge WordCruncher did have two storage formats for text files:
1. An encrypted version which can only be read and used with
WordCruncher's view component.
2. Plain ASCII files. The three levels of text, WordCruncher can handle,
are marked by a | and some letter (differs from edition to edition). This
file can be easily converted into something like a Folio Views Flat file
or even read into your word processor. The text is in the file(s) with
the suffix .byb, so have a look there. The other files contain
just the index and word ordering information.
Fotis Jannidis

Dr. Fotis Jannidis
Institut fuer Deutsche Philologie
LM Universitaet Muenchen, Germany

Date: Fri, 21 May 1999 07:07:39 +0100
From: "F. Heberlein" <Friedrich.Heberlein@eo-sun-us2a.ku-eichstaett.de>
Subject: Re: 13.0021 WordCruncher? 18C Millennium Bugs?

If I remember correctly, the *.byu files are pure DOS - no problem to
import them into another application, i.e. you could take advantage
of your preindexed wordcruncher files.

You could switch to either a "free format" database, e.g. askSam
(www.asksam.com), or a program that indexes
files/directories/harddrives, e.g. Dtsearch (www.dtsearch.com), or
a genuine concordance program, e.g. TACT
(www.epas.utoronto.ca:8080/cch/TACT/tact0.html), which allows for
rather sophisticated searches (though single files should not exceed the
amount of, say, 20 pages).

Fritz Heberlein
Dr. Friedrich Heberlein, Akad. Direktor
Seminar fuer Klassische Philologie
KU Eichstaett
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