I am attempting to create a gui application that reads english user input and translates to morse (http://ascii-table.com/morse-code.php). I have touched on the basic parts of the program so far. My question is; what is the best way of going about reading morse? should i create a text file to import the morse letters off or should i declare each of them inside the program to translate? Next question is how would i go about doing this? please refer to a tutorial if possible. Thanks for your time.
Best How To :
Since Morse Code is not likely to change, hard-coding the mapping of characters to code strings is a valid option:
private static Map<Character,String> charToCode = new HashMap<Character,String>();
This map lets you convert messages to code one character at a time:
- Make a
StringBuilder for the result
- Go through characters of the input one character at a time. You can use
charAt(i) for that
- Convert the character to upper case
charToCode.get(upperChar) to look up the code representation of the character
- Append the representation to the
StringBuilder; append a space after it
- Once the loop is over, convert
String, and put it on the label.