Word list file format (.ewl)

As file formats go, the EclipseCrossword word list file format is simple. Word lists have the default extension of .ewl, though EclipseCrossword will show all .ewl, .txt, and .ecw files in the word list selection dialog, and will attempt to load a file of any extension. A word list is a plain text file that meets all of the following criteria:

Important: EclipseCrossword does not support UTF-8 or Unicode (UTF-16) encodings, which are the default in many modern text editors.

Here’s an example of an EclipseCrossword word list file:

; This is an EclipseCrossword word list.
; These lines are comments and are ignored.

CAT: feline
HAT: headgear
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