Re: Any Way To Expand The Size Of The JAWS Dictionary?

Soronel Haetir

The best I've come up with is splitting entries between the default
dictionary and application-specific dictionaries, you can double the
number of entries that way. Other than that it's a hard cap.

I can understand why it was a hard cap when jaws was created but
computers have so much more memory now it seems silly. And regardless
the dictionary manager is very poorly written (as the dictionary grows
the manager grows very sluggish).

On 10/9/18, Cristóbal <> wrote:
I ran into this problem a while back. When I wrote VFO about it, I was
informed that it maxes out at 1000 entries.
Sucks if you're a multi-language user

-----Original Message-----
From: <> On Behalf Of Kane Brolin
Sent: Tuesday, October 9, 2018 10:24 AM
To: JFW Mailing List <>
Subject: Any Way To Expand The Size Of The JAWS Dictionary?

Hi, folks.

I use, at various times, JFW 15 and JFW 2018--both fully authorized--on a
Dell notebook running Windows 7. The following might seem like a picky or
unimportant question, but to me it represents an annoyance.

I appear to be running out of room to make new entries in my JAWS Dictionary
Manager. Whenever I attempt adding a new entry--that is, to teach JAWS how
to pronounce a given word--I get an error message saying the JDiction MFC
Application has stopped working due to an unspecified problem. (I presume
the file has reached its size limit.) I've built up lots of pronunciation
entries over the years and would like to keep adding more. But is there a
way to do this? Or am I out of luck? Right now my dictionary file contains
49.612 kilobytes--seemingly not much by today's standards.

Thank you.

Kind regards,


Soronel Haetir

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