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  1. What if I want to practice the same words again?

    I've done my first 19 words, and now they're listed in the magic machine area. But, what if I want to practice them again? I go to Learn, and it doesn't offer me a flashcard quiz.

    I should be able to review flashcards whenever I want to.

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    These words are now scheduled for the future (for tomorrow if this is your first time testing yourself). This is done according to a spaced repetition system designed to optimise your learning. Basically, it would probably be more beneficial to learn some new words now and come back to those words tomorrow.

    I can understand the desire to re-test yourself on words earlier than scheduled though and will consider adding this feature, thanks.

    (Note that it’s best to translate a lot more than 19 words, even if you don’t have time to test yourself on all of them. The reason is that Readlang prioritises based on the word frequency so it will try to show the most useful words first. If you have lots of words then you will never run out of words to practise on.)

  2. Track estimated known words

    Could you add a dashboard and stats that include your estimated vocabulary size. You could do this by by unique word count per page minus lookups that haven't been passed in SRS (like lingq.com does it).

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  3. Add the possibility to show only public library content with youtube video

    Add the possibility to filter the public content in order to only show content that has a youtube video. This would help those interested in improving the listening skills.

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  4. add hotkey for browsing vs registering word

    For example, Shift+Click for actually clicking through a link rather than registering the word clicked on.

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  5. Japanese word splitting (MECAB)

    Hi,

    Would it be possible to run any texts imported for Japanese through mecab? This would split up the words and while not 100% accurate would allow users to look up words without adding too many 'rubbish' words by mistake when they highlight fragments / don't know where the word breaks are.

    Any mistakes by mecab can be corrected quite easily by the user editing text. Also if you could add some sort of way to show/hide spaces then more advanced students/ those that dislike the spaces could just hide them.

    Cheers

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  6. find a better translation source

    First off, google is probably the worst translator you can find. For Thai, you can only choose a letter not a word - so ไ not ไก่...several words are translated incorrectly or not at all. This website is a great idea, but translations need to be on par. Maybe open it up to the community.

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    Google Translate is actually pretty good from English to/from the main European languages. Sorry that it doesn’t work so well for Thai.

    Out of curiosity, do you know of a better machine translation system for Thai → English?

  7. Make tracking text while watching a video by sentences, not by words.

    It will be much more convenient.
    One of the problems of tracking by words is that I have to put a lot of efforts for making good synchronising.

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  8. 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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  9. Class Flashcards???

    is it possible to have/download a set of flashcards, as the teacher, of the most frequently chosen words of the students?

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    Thanks for the suggestion!

    This isn’t possible at the moment, but if more people request this then I’ll consider adding it in future.

  10. improve the app to work better with Google docs

    On Google docs, words do not highlight past the first page. This would be a helpful addition.

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  11. Allow adding a second (ideally also third) sidebar dictionary

    Use case: Any languages where it is helpful to pull additional information from a second or third resource, e.g. to look up root word of conjucated/declensed forms; or to see more example sentences.

    When reading Czech texts in LWT, I use LWT's second dictionary for extra example sentences, and I kidnapped the third one for a resource that provides grammatical information (http://prirucka.ujc.cas.cz/, for case, number etc.) This is very convenient because I get a better idea of how else a word could be used and review grammar at the same time.

    One could use this similarly for Spanish,…

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  12. Allow "I did not remember" on words in texts

    When displaying words in the texts, you can click on them and select "I remembered". This removes them from the list of words to study and bumps the review time to another date.
    I would suggest adding a "I did not remember" that decreases the review time to the most recent.

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  13. Iphone app

    This is a wonderful cloud app, do you have the idea to develop an IOS app in the future?

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    I’m certainly considering it, but can’t make any promises at the moment since it’s such a large job. Did you realise that you can install Readlang to your home-screen that makes it run full screen like an iOS app: https://readlang.uservoice.com/knowledgebase/articles/342855-is-there-a-readlang-ios-ipad-or-iphone-app

    What would be the most important aspect of an iOS app for you? Better UI? Offline use? Something else?

    Very glad that you like the app! :-)

  14. Have an option to show all the superscript translations of highlighted words

    When I am reading a text I have uploaded, I wish there was an option to turn on the superscript translations of all the words I have chosen to have highlighted. So I can glance at the text for unfamiliar words and their definitions quickly, just like I would with hand-written notes in a book. Right now, if I'm understanding it correctly, I need to click on each highlighted word individually to see the definition. I think you have to pay google translate for your translations right? So maybe this could be a subscriber-only premium feature. Thanks, Todd

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  15. Add button to report errors in texts

    Hello Readlang,
    I think this is a wonderful website. While browsing the pages, however, I came across one small mistake in the lyrics of "Let it snow": "The lights are turned was down low" should be "The lights are turned way down low".

    I think it might be useful if you have this kind of reporting window available at every page because other pages may have something that needs to be corrected as many of its contents seem to be contributed voluntarily.

    But this is definitely a good system. Thanks anyway!

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    Good idea, I want to implement something like this.

    For now I’ve fixed that line from “Let it Snow!” manually. There’s a new problem with the line spacing that you’ll notice though, all the lines have a large spacing so the separation between verses is no longer visible, I’ll work on fixing this tomorrow.

    EDIT – Change title of idea to “Add button to report errors in texts”

    EDIT 2 – “Let It Snow!” is formatted property into verses again.

  16. Need the "reading" of the words highlighted too for japanese.

    When I click on a word it only shows me the meaning, I can't see the reading of that word which is consisted with kanji easily. It would be so much easier and faster if we could see the reading along with meaning just by clicking on a word.

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  17. It would be nice that when editor tab is open, editor shows the same page as I am on the reading page.

    It would be nice that when editor tab is open, editor shows the same page as I am on the reading page. Currently, the text is static and it could be dificult to find in the editor where my cursor is on the reading page, especially in a long text
    Thanks.

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  18. Web Reader extension for desktop Safari

    Create an extension for desktop Safari just like for Chrome.

    (Note, for now you can use the bookmarklet which functions identically, the only difference is that it's accessed via a link in your bookmarks instead of via a nice toolbar button: http://readlang.uservoice.com/knowledgebase/articles/523289)

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  19. Show the difficulty when invoking the Readlang bookmarklet

    When using the Readlang bookmarklet or chrome extension, it would be nice if the toolbar showed the difficulty or CEFR level of the current page.

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  20. Options to separate selected phrases

    Sometimes I don't understand a phrase but I want each word in the phrase to be a separate flash card. Could it be possible, if a phrase is selected, to cycle through the options of selecting the whole phrase, having each word as a separate selection and deselecting all, as currently when you select a word followed by another word and then tap again it switches to a single word selection again. Also a selection delay of say 3 seconds before saving a flashcard so it doesn't save duplicates because you have been trying to select a phrase?

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