Is there a DialABC version for the PC or Mac? If so, I have Win95 and would
like to get a copy!
The short answer is: No.
Your word search does not find certain words
Please send us a list of missing words and we will try
to add them to our dictionaries or find out why or software
does not find them.
If I enable "abbreviations" it finds all sort of strange words in strange places in my phone number
Yes, but some of those matches may be meaningful to somebody
else. There are vast differences between people in
how they recognize, connect, and remember information.
If these "funny" matches bother you, I suggest you do not
enable that option. This way, you will be guaranteed to
only get the "normal" matches.
Dictionaries and Languages
Are you all Idiots? There is no such thing as the American language. It's called english!
Of course you are right: there is no such thins as an "american language".
We just treat it as a different language on this web site since the
American spelling of some Enlish words is different from the spelling
used in the rest of the english speaking world (little places like
Canada, Australia, New Zealand, Hong Kong, Singapore, and England).
When it comes to finding words in phone numbers, the exact spelling
is important, so from our point of view, American English is
as different from Oxford English as it is from Catalan or Aafrikans.
It's all dictionary data to us.
I like your service.
Is this also available in other languages such as Dutch. I would
like to know.
We now have a Dutch and and German dictionary in addition to the
english one. We are working on several others. If your favourite
language is missing, let us know.
I am moving and I am about to get a new phone number. It would be great
if you could add something where you only give it the first few digits
and it tells you ALL the words starting with these first few digits.
Usually, you dont get to ask for a phone number anymore (since most numbers
are taken anyways). Nowadays when you call the phone company to have a
new line installed, their representative will give you a choice of several
phone numbers to pick from. Many people use the DialABC.com words search
for just that purpose.
In order to have this work smoothly, I suggest you play with the word
search first to learn how to use it. Then, before you pick up the phone
to call the phone company, bring up the DialABC.com
word search form again in your web browser. When the phone company
sales person offers you the numbers to choose from, you can then feed
these numbers one by one through the word search and see what words
By the way, there already is a program out there that will do this for you.
Try out www.phonespell.org.
We are, however, thinking of adding a similar option to DialABC.
Please stay tuned. By the next time you move, we may have this feature.
Your table format is strange. Why dont you just dump out a long list?
We understand that the table format does not work for some
people. Some people prefer maps while others prefer driving
directions. This (displaying words search results) is no
different. There are a number of tools on the web that will
give you lists of words.
Why did you choose to use the table format?
The table format -- while tricky to generate -- is the
most compact way to convey the search results to the
user: everything is right there on one page without
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