babbletower.properties. This file needs to be stored in Babbletower's working directory.
The format of this file follows the convention for Java properties files:
An entry has the basic format:Following an explanation of the various properties you can set in this properties file.
key = value
The key, which is the name for a particular property, may not contain any white space, e.g. space or tabulator. The value is everything from the first non white space character after the
=until the end of the line. If you want to split a value across several lines, put a backslash
\at the end of the line.
Comment lines need to start with a
pathproperty allows you to specify a different directory. For the path separator, use the slash
This property needs to be preceded by a device name. For details, see the section on device settings below.
pc.path = d:/bin/dictio/data
ipaq.path = /memorycard/dictio/data
Here, two paths are specified. Which one will be used depends on the device name specified
-d parameter upon startup of Babbletower.
You can set a few general program parameters such as size and colors. All of these settings
need to be prepended by a device name. That way you can define settings for several devices,
in the same properties file, e.g. for your PDA and your notebook computer. Use the
option with the device name to select one of these settings when you run Babbletower.
The default device name is
Following a table with the currently supported device settings:
||left-hand screen position|
||top screen position|
||width of the program window|
||height of the program window|
||foreground color, e.g. text. You can specify a color either as three decimal numbers,
in the order red green blue, separated by spaces, or as a hexadecimal number
written in the format
Here an example using the device name
ipaq.left=0 ipaq.top=26 ipaq.width=240 ipaq.height=294 ipaq.color.back=0xC4C4C4
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