Dictionary character map

Library configuration & administration

A character map file containing all the valid characters used in the dictionary. A character map file must be formatted as follows:

  • It must be a plain text file called DICT35.MAP.
  • It must contain all characters which are valid in a word. It should not include characters that are punctuation characters or spaces.
  • These characters must be alphabetically sorted.
  • Each line will contain the letter in upper case, a comma and then the equivalent letter in lower case.
  • Where a letter is the same in either case (for example an apostrophe) list it twice with a comma separator.

Note: The default character map file (DICT35.MAP) for English contains 27 characters ('a' to 'z' and an apostrophe character)