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NOTE: Readlang is run by just one person, me, Steve. Even entire software development teams can't implement all the great ideas that they come up with, and this is doubly true in my case since I'm just a single person. So although I read all the ideas posted here, I can't possibly implement most of them. The feedback definitely helps inform my product decisions though, so please keep posting!

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  1. Spotify Pie Chart

    Have you ever got Spotify Pie Chart from your friends? And you are wondering how you can get your musical pie. Right? Don’t worry this website will help you to know everything about the Spotify Pie Chart. You can visit the link to know more

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  2. Allow correction of a mistyped answer (simple typo's)

    there is no way to correct a minor typo after an answer was checked and found wrong. one can only go to the next card.

    why not leave the card in unanswered/edit mode again...
    https://i.postimg.cc/gj772WPf/screenshot-685.png

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    If you got the card wrong, it will resurface later within the same flashcard session, giving you a chance to test yourself again and try to get it correct without the typo. Do you think this is OK?

  3. Infinitiv Form in reading

    Please add an infinitive form of the verb or add an infinitive artikel (for German)
    It will make learning words easier and simpler

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  4. Add Interlinear Text Option to support Bilingual Text

    Hi,

    Would it be possible to add in a premium option to make an interlinear text of the current page or the whole reading? Right now, I spend a lot of time curating my word list, because it creates a card from every translation that I do. An interlinear text will allow me to see the full sentence translations without creating cards and select the phrase or word that I want to turn into a card. This would also partially address some of the other ideas for bilingual texts.

    I've started converting text to be interlinear and entering it into…

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  5. Use "Enhanced" and "Premium" built-in macOS voices when available

    In macOS it's possible to download additional voices through the settings. Those voices offer a much more natural pronunciation compared to the basic versions at the cost of a larger file size. Even when those voices are downloaded, they are not available in the Readlang settings for premium users. If you could make those somehow available, it would mean a massive QoL improvement.

    When available (not the case for all voices), the names of those voices are the name of the basic variant with " (Enhanced)" or " (Premium)" added to it, e.g. "Thomas (Enhanced)" or "Amélie (Premium)". Thanks!

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    Thanks for the suggestion! I've just tried this and I managed to get the enhanced version of the Spanish voice Monica to show up in Google Chrome and Firefox, but for some reason not on Safari.


    I also tried the installing the Spanish Siri voice but couldn't get that to show up in any browser.


    Sorry I'm not sure exactly why this is the case, but I agree that offering a choice of more high quality voices would be good!

  6. Auto-highlight words for Japanese

    The Auto-highlight feature is working for e.g. German, but absent for Japanese. Is this intentional? It seems a relatively language-independent feature to implement, so I was wondering if it was possible to add. Thanks!

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  7. Lütfen metin seslendirmesini düzeltin

    Daha insansı bir ses tercih ederseniz çok mutlu olurum.Metin seslendirmedi korku filmi gibi .Teşekkürler.

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  8. Audio on a card in typing mode

    Smply enable the speaker button on the flashcard in typing mode(or even in guess mode)

    So you can firsyt listen to the answer, then type it correctly spelled.

    (the speaker button is now only enabled after giving the answer)
    https://i.postimg.cc/jdhNT5qn/screenshot-684.png

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    The idea of the typing mode in the flashcards is to test your recall of the word/phrase. If you get to hear the pronunciation then it's less a test of recall and more of a listening practice. This could be valuable too! I'm going to look at overhauling the flashcards and/or creating new learning experiences this year, so I'll certainly consider this!

  9. Back button when reading book

    On Android, the back button when reading a book from the library is inconsistent. Initially it goes back to the library but if you read a few pages it will go back to the previous page and eventually to the library, but that makes it save your position on the first page that you read. I think it should just go back to the library always, otherwise it becomes mostly useless.

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    If you are talking about the browser's back button, then it will simply return to the pages you viewed in your current session. For a more predictable back button, please use:


    1. The top left "<R" button to leave the text and return to the Readlang home page or library page (whichever page you opened the text from).

    2. The left margin or bottom left "<" button to return to the previous page of the book.


    I hope that helps!

  10. Twitter scroll not working

    The chrome extension does not appear to work well on Twitter. It does initially but if you scroll, the new tweets will not have the plugin working. I've tried scrolling first and then enabling the plugin but that does not work very well either.

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  11. Save words as their lexeme, rather than their conjugated form.

    I find that when I am learning vocabulary, I need to learn the word in it's unconjugated form first, then learn to apply the grammar rules later. It would be nice if there was a toggle feature than allows you to save the word as its lexeme, or if it could be automatically included as part of the word list.

    For example (in French):
    Français: Fais
    Lexeme: Faire
    Context: Je fais un gâteau.

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  12. Make an option to change the daily goal

    I would like to change the daily goal. I would like to study more daily and increase the daily goal to stay motivated and do more

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  13. slight edits of the context

    Sometimes I want to slightly edit the context on the flashcard, but then the link to the original document is lost.

    I think changes that:
    - shorten the context
    - lengthen the context (choose a longer piece of text than originally automatically selected)
    - change whitespace and punctuation
    - possibly also correct typos (have small Levenstein distance)

    should not break the link to the text they were taken from.

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    I've tested this and for me the link to the text remains even after editing the context. Please can you explain the steps you took to edit the context which led to this link being broken. Thanks!

  14. distinguish highlights with added contexts

    The highlighting should distinguish by color between words added and context added to their respective flashcards.

    Better explanation is here:
    https://blog.readlang.com/2023/06/09/delete-on-untranslate.html#comment-6387838909

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  15. Fix highlighting when it includes markdown/italicized text

    At the moment, highlighting a phrase for translation fails when it includes both regular text and formatted text. If a sentence says, e.g., "I can't believe it was her idea" (raw text: I can't believe it was *her idea*), trying to select the whole phrase won't work.

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  16. Place a Next Page link on top of the page

    Sometimes we don't need to scroll down to the bottom page if we just want to click to the next page. Its faster and easier to jump from page to page.

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    Maybe I'm misunderstanding something here, but how do you know you want to navigate to the next page to find what you're looking for if you haven't scrolled down to see all the results on the first page? How do you know that what you're looking for is at the bottom of the first page?


    Is it that you've visited the page recently and therefore are pretty confident about where to locate the text you're looking for?


    Could there be a different solution that would make the result you are looking for appear on the first page of results? e.g. a filter to hide completed texts maybe?

  17. automatically active

    I want it to be automatically active on the page we specify.

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  18. Study flashcards by order of usefulness/frequency

    On the flashcards tab, I would love a mode to study flashcards from all texts but ordered by frequency/importance. I have too many words saved to realistically study them all via flashcards, so I'd like to prioritize them by frequency/importance.

    There's sort of a way to do this by going to the Word List tab, sorting by frequency/importance, and then selecting all, and then selecting Study Flashcards from there. But it only will do the top 25. It would be great to be able to use the spaced repetition algorithm from the main Flashcards tab to be able to work…

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    This is exactly how the flashcards work by default. It's meant to surface the words with the highest frequency first. That said, the spaced repetition algorithm will also ensure that words you've practiced will not reappear in the flashcards for a certain time after you've last practiced them, which is designed to be effective for learning many words over the long term (but may not be ideal if you are trying to cram-study the top X most frequent words in a short amount of time)

  19. The synching of words from videos doesn't work anymore. Something weird happened from interface programmer's end.

    I dedicated. lot of time synching the words with the video I managed to find, including the proper text subtitles and now it seems all the synch is off phase. This is a new issue and I 'm using read langue specifically for this synch text-video option. Now I'm in stand by. Can this be solved?

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    Sorry about this. Nothing has changed on Readlang's end related to this, but maybe something changed on YouTube's end? I just tried in Chrome for macOS and it seems to work for me.


    Please can you let me know which device and browser (with version number if possible) you are using. Also any other information which might help to investigate it.

  20. Payment method: iDEAL

    Can you add iDEAL as a payment method to your options? You only have the option to pay by credit card and link. The link does not give the option to pay with iDEAL. iDEAL is a very common and reliable payment portal in the Netherlands, we always use it.

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