array : I can't place the space into an array (translation from morse code to letter)

Hi,

My program translate the sequence given, but the output should be: "SAVE FUN", but instead, it prints:"SAVE                    FUN".

I try to add a space to an array, but it doesn't seem to be working.

Any suggestion would be greatly appreciated.
Thanks.
#include<iostream>
#include<string>

using namespace std;

int main(){
string code[30];
string word="";
string	sentence =" ... .- ...- . ..-- ..-. ..- -.";

string morseCode[] = {".-", "-...", "-.-.", "-..", ".", "..-.", 
	"--.", "....", "..", ".---", "-.-", ".-..", "--", "-.", "---", 
".--.", "--.-", ".-.", "...", "-", "..-", "...-", ".--", "-..-", 
"-.--","--.."};

int n = 0; int m=0;
int i =0;
while(m !=-1)
{
m = sentence.find(' ', n);
word = sentence.substr( n, m-n);
code[i]=word;
word.erase();
++i;
n=m+1;
}

for(int i=0; i<sizeof(code)/sizeof(code[0]) ;++i)
{string st=code[i];
for(int j=0;j<sizeof(morseCode)/sizeof(morseCode[0]);++j)
{
if(st == morseCode[j]) word+=char(j+65);
if( st == "..--") (word +=" ");// HERE is my main issue}

}
cout <<word<<endl;
return 0;}

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ZoppoCommented:
Hi pgmerLA,

the problem is as you already marked the line with 'if ( st == "..--" )' - the problem simply is that when st == '..--' you add 'sizeof(morseCode)/sizeof(morseCode[0])' times a ' ' since this 'if' is within the inner loop - IMO you should move the 'if ( st == "..--" )' to be called before the inner loop starts and in case it's true use add one single ' ' and call 'continue' to skip further evaluation of this word.

Hope that helps,

ZOPPO
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pgmerLAAuthor Commented:
Thanks a lot!
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ZoppoCommented:
You're welcome, I'm glad I could help.

Have a nice day,

best regards,

ZOPPO
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