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IMPORTANT: Readlang has been in maintenance mode since 2016 and will continue this way for the foreseeable future. We will continue to ensure the site works as it has been, but no new languages or features will be added.
  1. Open Source Readlang

    Now that you are working for Duolingo (congrats by the way!) and have declared Readlang has been declared "feature complete", have you considered open sourcing Readlang? I understand that you don't have the time to devote to new features, but I'm sure there are developers out there in your user base (like me) who would be more than happy to contribute to the project (even if you get the money for operating the service). There's so many good feature requests on here that I'd love to see implemented, and I think open sourcing and embracing community contributions would be a…

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  2. Make a page with stats

    It would be really neat to have a place where I can see stats on my vocabulary words: when I made a flashcard, how many times I've practiced it, how often I've gotten a word right/wrong recently, when it's due... etc. so I can get a better idea of my progress.

    3 votes
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  3. English to English translation

    Has it been implemented? i basically just want to learn new words, or keep phrases that I read. I would like to write one day, and that would be a great way to store useful words and phrases.

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  4. Sometimes I do not get a translation but the very same word. Even so you know the translation. Looks strange to me

    I often get the same word as a translation as the English word, for example "kerfuffle".
    But If I look up your word list and scroll down, I can find the correct translation. So I think, there must be an error somewhere.

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  5. add British pronounciation to the flashcards and word lists

    good afteenoon,
    I am learning English with your tool. Very great. Unfortunately in the flashcards mode the pronounciation is American by default and i cannot change it to British. Also the sounds on the word list are American. the only way to hear the british pronounciation is to click on every single word in the word list and click on the speaker in the WordReference window, which is time consuming in the long term.

    is there any chance it could be looked at please?

    I really want to keep using your tool but I right pronounciation is key.

    thank you…

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  6. Have audio for text

    It will be useful to have audio playover option for certain texts in which audio is available. It can help with retention of new words.

    11 votes
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  7. Running readlang on Microsoft Edge browser

    I seem to have trouble running readlang on Edge, where the translations appear over words. Is there a way to run it?

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  8. jump to page # or percentage of text

    I'm reading a long novel in ReadLang. I lost my place (50% in) by accidentally jumping ahead to 84%. It seems there is no way to go back or forwards other than one page at a time. The app needs a "jump to..." feature or slider like other eBook readers.

    Also, ReadLang now thinks I have read 84% of this book which I can't change.

    8 votes
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  9. to add the possibility to import movie subtitles, e.g. in the srt format.

    Since subtitles to movies are available online for various languages it would be good to consider them seriously here as a useful source. It is indeed possible even now to import text subtitles, however, it would be nice to see only the text on the screen and not the time marks. It would be also useful to have the possibility to import subtitle for two languages (one you know and one you learn), and see the two at the same screen, one by one.

    And, a native Android application would be nice...

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  10. Highlight unknown words

    It would be great to have the ability to highlight unknown words, as is done in LingQ. There is something very satisfying about seeing the amount of unknown words get smaller and smaller as I learn a language.

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  11. to modify the spaced repetition algorithm

    I feel that the algorithm is too optimistic compared to my learning capacities. There's a flash card i reviewed recently : Got it wrong the first try because i didn't remember very well, than got it right the second try... Now the next review will be in 50 days !!! Almost two months !!! So my suggestion for the algorithm simply is to "punish" harder when you're wrong. Cut the next review delay in half for example when you failed putting the correct answer once. That's a nice tool anyway. Good job !

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  12. problems with sign in

    I love your site and want to purchase but there is a problem with your sign in. I created an account to log in by email. When I go to sign on again is reads sign on through google and will not accept my password. I try to re-register but the system tells me someone is already using that email and pass word. I was going to pay today but not now until the sign in problem can be corrected.

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  13. Audio sync rather than only YouTube video

    My idea is basically to do an Assimil styled approach but be able to incorporate your flashcards (or Anki) with it in this way: 1) listen to the recording, 2) transcribe and sync, 3) review with flashcards and, of course, be able to click on a word to hear it individually (which I think you have as a premium already).

    So, if I could upload audio I could then use podcasts and other sources besides YT. I'd like to be able to import audio files (Mp3 would be the first choice) and sync them up just as your YT function…

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  14. Please add the option to work with verbs with separable prefixes. Readlang is now only half way useful for German. THX

    Please add the option to work with verbs with separable prefixes. Readlang is now only half way useful for German. THX

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  15. Allow import words from csv format

    For those of us who come from LWT or other similar systems, it would be good to be able to import our word list into readlang, including the sample sentences.

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  16. Auto-highlight saved words in the Web Reader

    Implement auto-highlighting (http://blog.readlang.com/2015/03/17/auto-highlight-words.html) in the Web Reader to use when reading any web page.

    36 votes
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  17. Ability to change the default CEFR designation

    Sometimes the CEFR designation seems off, probably because the text is short. I think it should be modifiable or allow the user to add another field with a subjective level.

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  18. Add an audio player with keyboard controls (play, pause, skip back, slow-down)

    Similar to the one used by http://otranscribe.com/

    Could be used to play .mp3 or .ogg files, would be ideal for podcasts or audio-books

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  19. Sort alphabetically words

    Click to sort words alphabetically in ascending or descending order display

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  20. Add better support for Chinese

    It would be helpful if Chinese words had pinyin so that pronunciation is easier. Chinese words also consist of multiple characters so the ability to select phrases would be nice as well.

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    True, I know pinyin would be useful, but it’s not high on my list of priorities for now while I’m focussed on improving the other languages.

    Did you realise that you can already select phrases by dragging to select multiple characters?

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