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Check if string is in English dictionary xcode

I would like to click a button and check if a string is in the English dictionary. If it is then display an NSLog to say.

1 Answer

Ben Jakuben
Ben Jakuben
Treehouse Teacher

For this you would need to either include a full English dictionary in your app and check against that, or find a web-based dictionary. I would recommend just querying the web.

Wiktionary has an API that looks pretty useful. Your button could make a request to this API to check for the word. The Blog Reader and Self-Destructing Message App projects should help you understand how to use an API over the web if that is unfamiliar to you.

Thanks so much. That's helped a lot.