File, variable, array, split

Toma Tasovac ttasovac at Princeton.EDU
Mon Sep 23 09:51:01 EDT 2002

I have one more question though:

When I build a standalone application with my current setup, I still need
the translation text file external to the application.  Is there a way to
make it reside inside the application, invisible to the user?


On 23.09.2002 04:01, "David Vaughan" <david at> wrote:

> Toma
> Your global variable is "tTranslations" in the first handler and
> "tTranslation" in the second. Add an "s" to the second one and try
> again.
> cheers
> David
> On Monday, Sep 23, 2002, at 16:28 Australia/Sydney, Toma Tasovac wrote:
>> Hi.  
>> I have a text file with a tab delimited list of words and
>> translations, i.e.
>> word1   translation1
>> word2   translation2
>> I use the following code to put this file into a variable and then
>> turn it into an array:
>> on openStack
>>   global tTranslations
>>   put url "file:translations" into tTranslations
>>   split tTranslations with cr and tab
>> end openStack
>> Then, I have a field with some text in it.  I want the user to click
>> on a word in the text and have the translation displayed in another
>> field, called ³Translation Display²  So...
>> on mouseUp
>>   global tTranslation
>>   select the clickChunk
>>   put the clickText into tClickedWord
>>   put tTranslations[tClickedWord] into fld "Translation Display"
>> end mouseUp
>> And that should be it.  But it¹s not.  When I click on the word, it
>> gets selected, but no translation appears in the ³Translation
>> Display².  I get no error messages.
>> Any ideas on how I should troubleshoot this?
>>  Toma

Toma Tasovac
Princeton University
Department of Comparative Literature
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Princeton, NJ 08544

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