To clarify: yes, the QTYP software itself is still copyrighted software and not available to distribute as freeware.

It would be great if it could be made freeware though - the range of dictionaries available for it, thanks largely to Geoff, is quite extensive. Which is why I am pleased to hear of what Geoff is doing with the dictionaries. There are quite a few dictionaries available on my page at along with routines to extract the word list from the QTYP dictionaries if you want to port them or adapt them for word puzzles or other QL software. See how many times you can spot Geoff's name on that page :-)


-----Original Message----- From: Geoff Wicks via Ql-Users
Sent: Tuesday, August 29, 2017 1:44 PM
Cc: Geoff Wicks
Subject: Re: [Ql-Users] For 1 person only - or maybe just 2!

On 28/08/2017 19:51, Giorgio Garabello via Ql-Users wrote:
Hi Geoff, About your dictionaries ,, Qtyp is still a commercial program?


2017-08-28 20:41 GMT+02:00 Geoff Wicks via Ql-Users <>:

Thanks for the email. It's a good point, but as it happens the
dictionaries and word lists are all technically my copyright.

Frankly the quality of the non-english dictionaries supplied with QTYP
and otherwise available to QL-ers was very low. I spent a good deal of
time updating and correcting, splitting the english dictionaries into UK
and USA spellings and adding new words. In fact the Dutch and English
dictionaries I supply were largely my own work, but sometimes I had to
call on help from native speakers of the other languages.

I am happy that I can make them freely available to others outside the
QL community,

Best wishes,


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