Dependence on the PC speaker
Some computers (including mine) don't have a configured/enabled PC speaker. Consider specifically allowing any sound output device instead. --Michael Mol 07:48, 24 August 2010 (UTC)
This task covers at least three things:
- File I/O
- Encoding (characters to Morse)
- Notably limited to Latin characters.
- Sound output.
At the very least, I think these separate components should be specced in the task description as being modular components, so that there is a readable boundary in code between roles. There are some other examples of such elsewhere on the wiki. --Michael Mol 07:55, 24 August 2010 (UTC)
- So let's simplify it to a direct string output. This omits the issue of File I/O, and the Python solution did that anyway. --Abu 09:46, 24 August 2010 (UTC)
- String input? --Paddy3118 13:39, 24 August 2010 (UTC)
international Morse code characters
(International Morse was originally called Continental Morse.)
The following are the international Morse code characters: . _ A letter _ . . . B letter _ . _ . C letter _ . . D letter . E letter . . _ . F letter _ _ . G letter . . . . H letter . . I letter . _ _ _ J letter _ . _ K letter . _ . . L letter _ _ M letter _ . N letter _ _ _ O letter . _ _ . P letter _ _ . _ Q letter . _ . R letter . . . S letter _ T letter . . _ U letter . . . _ V letter . _ _ W letter _ . . _ X letter _ . _ _ Y letter _ _ . . Z letter _ _ _ _ _ 0 digit zero . _ _ _ _ 1 digit one . . _ _ _ 2 digit two . . . _ _ 3 digit three . . . . _ 4 digit four . . . . . 5 digit five _ . . . . 6 digit six _ _ . . . 7 digit seven _ _ _ . . 8 digit eight _ _ _ _ . 9 digit nine . _ _ _ _ . ' apostrophe _ _ _ . . . : colon _ _ . . _ _ , comma _ . . . . _ - minus or hyphen _ . _ _ . _ ( left parenthesis . _ . _ . _ . period or dot . . _ _ . . ? question mark _ . _ . _ . ; semi-colon _ . . _ . / slash or vergule or solidus . . _ _ . _ _ underscrore . . . _ . . _ $ dollar sign . _ . _ . . ! exclamation mark _ _ _ . . ) right parenthesis _ . . . _ = equal sign . _ _ . _ . @ comercial at _ _ _ _ . & ampersand . _ . . _ . " double-quote . _ . _ . + plus sign [added by Gerard Schildberger]
USA's railway morse code characters
(railway and railroad are synonymous, although railroad seems to be preferred in USA.)
The following are the USA's railway Morse code characters, they're the same as the International Morse code except for the following: . . pause . C letter, railroad . long_ . F letter, railroad _ . _ . J letter, railroad long_ L letter, railroad . pause . O letter, railroad . . . . . P letter, railroad . . long_ . Q letter, railroad . pause . . R letter, railroad . long_ . . X letter, railroad . . pause . . Y letter, railroad . . . pause . Z letter, railroad veryLong_ 0 digit zero railroad . _ _ . 1 digit one, railroad . . long_ . . 2 digit two, railroad . . . long_ . 3 digit three, railroad _ _ _ 5 digit five, railroad . . . . . . 6 digit six, railroad _ _ . . 7 digit seven, railroad _ . . . . 8 digit eight, railroad _ . . _ 9 digit nine, railroad . _ . _ , comma, railroad . . _ _ . . . period or dot, railroad _ . . _ . ? question mark, railroad _ _ _ . ! exclamation mark, railroad . _ . . . & ampersand, railroad [added by Gerard Schildberger]