open phone dictionary

Robin Paulson robin.paulson at
Tue Jul 22 12:11:08 CEST 2008

does anyone know of any sources of open phone dictionaries? by which i
mean lists of words that predictive text can look up against? one of
the things i've been looking forward to doing on the neo is being able
to type a word - say whangerei, a town in new zealand - and have the
phone recognise it, so i don't have to type it in letter by letter.
also, people's names, big companies, etc. is there anything out there?

i suppose place names could be scraped from open street map if nothing
exists already, but that's only part of it

or would scraping wiktionary for article titles be a better source? it
seems to contain plenty of proper nouns

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