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DesktopWeb FormText   spanish Tablet dictionaryThu, 27 Jan 2005 15:16:23 GMT # 

from the /tabletDic article, i can say with some confidence that the English dictionary on the Tablet PC has about 150K words in it. since i've been learning spanish, i went ahead and ran the same dictionary attack against the Spanish dictionary. with just a minimal amount of effort, i've found over 180K words in the Spanish dictionary. there are probably a good deal more, because i did not find a plethora of spanish word lists. actually, i know there are alot of words missing by looking at the divergence between the BruteForce and WordList attacks.

initially it was a surprise that the Spanish dictionary would have more words, because the 1st thought that popped into my head was that English is the international language of business. also, we have alot of rappers making up words too ... thus more words. and why in the world would MS provide more Spanish words than US words for ink recognition ... since the Tablet PC user base is primarily English? but on 2nd thought, i think the Spanish dictionary has more words to handle verb conjugation, masculine / feminine words, and plural agreement. those language features basically cause word explosion. NOTE i will not be making the Spanish word list public, but for kicks ... here are the longest words :