Anagram Generator

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Anagram Generator

#1 Post by JohnW » Thu Mar 03, 2016 4:04 am

Anagram Generator is now available as a portable program.
I suspect it's too trivial to be considered by TPFC's intelligentsia.

But I like it!

It's mostly a bit of fun. It generates anagrams, solves lexigrams, provided lists of palindromes and lists rhyming words.

For me as a crossword puzzler, its main use is to do a word search where I have missing letters.

It's available from ...

http://softology.com.au/anagram.htm

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Re: Anagram Generator

#2 Post by Midas » Thu Mar 03, 2016 6:18 am

If you don't use the installer method to create your portable setup, be forewarned that Anagram Generator requires an 'Anagram.ini' file to be present (with content below) or else it will complain about missing dictionary files.

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[Settings]
Portable=1
Non-existing dictionaries are still displayed in Anagram Generator's interface, plus the program is really only suitable for non-diacritic languages, as clearly stated by the help file: "The dictionaries for other languages do not support accents or other language specific characters."

Last but not least, here's the official interface screencap:

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Re: Anagram Generator

#3 Post by Specular » Thu Mar 03, 2016 6:29 am

Bookmarking! And thanks for the heads up above Midas.

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Re: Anagram Generator

#4 Post by smaragdus » Thu Mar 03, 2016 3:25 pm

@JohnW
This is a nice find, thanks

@Midas
Thanks for the portability instructions.

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Re: Anagram Generator

#5 Post by tactictoe » Thu Mar 03, 2016 11:55 pm

Very cool little software, lots of fun too. Thank Midas for the portability explanations.
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Re: Anagram Generator

#6 Post by JohnW » Fri Mar 04, 2016 5:40 am

The author of AG has been making some changes (he's a bit like tactictoe on speed!!!)
Most significant I think, v 1.8 now allows a right-click on a word to get the definition.
Cool.

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#7 Post by tactictoe » Fri Mar 04, 2016 9:52 pm

The author of AG has been making some changes (he's a bit like tactictoe on speed!!!)
Hahahaha, like it. You made me laugh. Thanks JohnW.

But this is what happen when you are passionate about what you are doing, isn't it?
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Re: Anagram Generator

#8 Post by JohnW » Sat Mar 05, 2016 2:45 am

@tactictoe

You're right - that's why I like reading your contributions.

EDIT
When I looked at my emails I found the author had produced another upgrade (1.9)
Although the Word Search worked for single word solutions, there was no possibility of finding multi-word solutions.
This has now been remedied.
Others may disagree but I think this is the best crossword solver for a Windows platform.

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Re: Anagram Generator

#9 Post by Specular » Sat Mar 26, 2016 10:37 pm

A small thing (or perhaps not, I'm no expert) that would be nice to see is the default Windows font rendering applied to the program text (results, text fields, upper tabs), since it's a bit hard to read without the subpixel rendering.

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Re: Anagram Generator

#10 Post by JohnW » Sun Mar 27, 2016 6:44 am

@Specular
When I first came across this program I liked it but recognised that it had some limitations.
I corresponded regularly with the author and he made a number of changes culminating in a version that is a very useful crossword helper.
With regard to your point I found it a little too technical for me (getting old!) ; I suggest you approach the author.
You will find him very accommodating (assuming he agrees with your suggestion)

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Re: Anagram Generator

#11 Post by webfork » Mon Jun 11, 2018 6:35 pm

Just a note that the developer updated the program to v2.4 back in October and has a listing on the site about functionality via USB devices.
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