More than ten cells per row

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More than ten cells per row

Postby Sue De Coq » Wed Apr 27, 2005 11:54 pm

I've successfully created library books containing 9 and 6 cells-per-row - now I'd like to create a book with 12 cells-per-row. This ought to be possible as the file template.sudbook makes several references to 16x16 puzzles, e.g.:

<!-- The next set is for "cells-in-row". The number inside should be 9 for Classic Sudoku. Generally, it should be the size of the grid. For 4x4 puzzles it should be 4; for 16x16 puzzles it should be 16. -->

The problem is how to represent numbers greater than 9. I've used the letters of the alphabet, as one would in hexadecimal notation. My file is as follows:

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<?xml version="1.0" encoding="UTF-8" standalone="no"?>
<note>Puzzles generated by class com.act365.sudoku.Composer on 27-Apr-2005 14:37:24.</note>

The library book is successfully read by the Pappocom Sudoku app but, when I press the 'Verify book' key, I see the error message

'Puzzle #1: The data in <question> contains an unexpected character: [c] around cell 1.'

Please explain which characters I should use to represent figures greater than 9.

Sue De Coq
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Postby Pappocom » Thu Apr 28, 2005 4:27 am

Hi, Sue. You already asked me this in the File Formats topic ( of the General/Program forum.

As I said there, you will find it handy to look up the "Creating library books" topic of the Help files for the Sudoku program. You will find it spelled out there.

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Postby Sue De Coq » Thu Apr 28, 2005 8:12 am

Sorry - I missed the key paragraph last time. I'm happy now!:D
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