Algorithm of files comparison
Posted on 2001-08-06
I am now writing a java program which compares 10 files for producing the difference, so that the user can change the difference easily. This is similar to a software WinMerge which can compare 2 files only. I want to ask whether there is any similar algorithm that some people have met and found some in web.
Moreover, this program needs the comparison of different language, it seems that different language should have different algorithm.?At this time, I need to support the English and Chinese (in unicode). However, I want to know whether I need to implement in 2 algorithm for these 2 languages. How about the other?
Moreover, if there is Chinese and English at the same time in the file, how to deal with the comparison?