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My Crossword Puzzle Creator in progress

Filed under: My software by Hari
Posted on Mon, Dec 6, 2010 at 09:49 IST (last updated: Tue, Dec 7, 2010 @ 11:29 IST)

I am currently developing a crossword puzzle creator in Python. The tool is but half-done, but it is now possible to create a puzzle with the tool and also export it either as an Across Lite text file or a HTML with image for online publishing. The puzzle creator application is not a GUI application but runs in the command line interactively but I am currently writing a player for puzzles created using this app in PyGTK.

You can see the HTML export of a sample puzzle here: sample puzzle.

The gitorious repository is here: gitorious.org/getaclue

Update: Screenshot for the player app in development:

GetAClue Player Application main window

Requirements: Python 2.6 or above, python-cairo, PyGTK (for the player application).

4 comment(s)

  1. Ooh this is awesome!

    I also started making something - a Ludo game. Have registered the project on sourceforge a LONG time back, haven't bee able to get to it yet :( Good job Hari - I'll be following the progress :)

    Comment by Sudipta Chatterjee (visitor) on Sat, Dec 18, 2010 @ 15:23 IST #
  2. Thanks Sudipta. The tool is nearly complete. You can check out the git repository.

    There are two applications. A crossword creator written in the command line and a player to play those puzzles with a GTK GUI. Also export in HTML and Across Lite text format is supported.

    Comment by Hari (blog owner) on Sat, Dec 18, 2010 @ 17:35 IST #
  3. I have been looking for a crossword creator so that I can put some on my sites for my students to complete for practice. This sounds like what I want. Have you finished it yet?

    I also have other sites created on wikispaces and Moodle.

    Would this work in any of those platforms (if that is the word for it)?

    Comment by maestra (visitor) on Wed, Jul 20, 2011 @ 01:32 IST #
  4. Yes, it is completed. It works well, though I have not yet uploaded it on this site. You can use the gitorious repository to download the program though.

    The creator runs from the command line. The player application requires GTK 2.x library. Both are written in Python

    Comment by Hari (blog owner) on Fri, Jul 22, 2011 @ 09:30 IST #

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