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  1. group for learning

    we make a groupe in facebook for learning English together as a frinds in one groupe

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    • Print out vocab lists

      It would be very beneficial if I we could print out the vocab list in a document. For example, have 2 columns on a page. the left side the foreign language and on the right side the native language.

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        I agree, a simple option to print out a list would be a good feature to add in future.

        In the meantime. Did you know there is a flexible export option on the words page?

        1. Go to http://readlang.com/words
        2. Select the words you wish to export (to select all words click the checkbox to the left of the “Actions” button, then if there are more than 25 words, click “Select all ??? words”.
        3. Click Actions → Export
        4. Choose which fields to export. For a simple word list, use only “Original” and “Translation”. To include the contexts, leave it as the default.
        5. Click “Export File”

        This will save a file to your computer which you can open in another program to view and print. A spreadsheet such as Excel or Google Drive Spreadsheet would work well.

      • iOS app

        Hi Steve,
        it is a very usefull website but it will be very profitable for you to create a native iOS app, maybe you should think about it.

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        • offer an export field that uses Anki's cloze syntax but with first letter showing (for hint)

          Hi Steve,

          Thanks for this AWESOME product! I LOVE it!

          If it is not too much trouble, I was hoping you might add export fields that use Anki's cloze syntax but with the first letter showing for a hint. Specifically, this is what I have in mind:

          Context (Anki cloze w/ first-letter hint):
          o{{c1::riginal word}}

          Context (Anki cloze w/ first-letter hint and translation):
          o{{c1::riginal word::translation}}

          This is something recommended in the Anki manual, and I think it could be a big help for not just me but others.

          At any rate, thanks again, Steve, for this fantastic product!

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          • Sort alphabetically words

            Click to sort words alphabetically in ascending or descending order display

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            • 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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              • "14 / 15 words left" never changes

                Studying flashcards for the first time, I chose 15, but the counter doesn't get updated when I go through a word.

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                  Sorry for the massive delay, going through old suggestions and this one obviously fell through the cracks.

                  This sounds like a bug, if it’s still happening please let me know!

                • Just a comment

                  hi, i have just found your app.I am very impressed with it.Better than lingua.ly and alot of other language websites i have come across.
                  Congratulations and well done.its late so I will come back tomorrow to check it out further............

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                  • Shared words data: context, translation, pictures, definition aka shared vocab

                    Hello Steve, good job, your app is really close to what I was "dreaming" to build, but whoa-la you did it almost the same way.

                    I believe in learning=experiencing, not dull drilling. That is why word context and pictures are fare more important than drilling "flashcards" ( memorizing word and its translation ).

                    You have nice tool for skimming through word context (i use it rather then flashcard typing mode). Typing mode is nice finale, once I "know and feel" the word.

                    I usually add one or more context ideally with good picture and definition (I am advanced learner thus…

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                      1 comment  ·  Admin →

                      Thanks for the suggestion. Currently all your words are private but I’ve been planning to open things up so that by default everyone shares their words and phrases publicly, and probably to restrict the option of private words to paying users only. This would open the doors for the kind of collaborative features you suggest.

                      Watch this space!

                    • 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! :-)

                      • problem

                        Hi,
                        I have a desktop computer with a chrome browser and installed your web browser with no problems.However I have also an Acer chromebook which of course uses the same browser but also googles chrome operating system.I tried to install your app from their web store but i keep getting an error message "could not create download directory".If i then go direct to your website and login,ok,then of course when i try to read something i get your web page indicating that i must install the the "R" ,click on the button ,but nothing happens.A pity really because I am…

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                          I’m afraid I don’t have a Chromebook to test Readlang on so can’t investigate this problem.

                          I was under the impression that Chrome extensions should work the same on Chromebooks as on Desktop Chrome but perhaps not.

                          Does it still not work for you?

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                          • Display additional information about words (gender, irregular verbs...)

                            It would be nice if the flashcard would display additionnal information about words.
                            I would be extremely helpful to display the word gender (and plural form) for languages that have declension, such as german or russian.

                            Also, information about verbs could be useful, such as irregular vers, and such.

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                            • Exporting with no translations in Anki

                              I follow "No Translations" philosophy, but when i import my words in Anki are imported translations too: is it no possible to delete them?

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                                1 comment  ·  Admin →

                                Hi Fabio,

                                It is possible to customise your export format by dragging around the boxes on the export dialog. Simply drag the default “Context (with translation)” into “Don’t import these” and add “Context (with blank)” instead.

                                Please let me know if this solves your issue.

                                Thanks,
                                Steve

                              • 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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                                  1 comment  ·  Admin →

                                  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?

                                • Chrome extension doesnt show whether I am logged in, nor sign-in.

                                  I was wandering why "translated" words doesn't appear in my words database.

                                  I had Chrome crash and it logged me out. However there is no way I can see it. Readlang extension worked in guest mode. I figured a way to logg-in with using voting buttons, but it took me some time to figure it out.
                                  https://www.dropbox.com/s/91lqcvhuj4zy4nt/readlang_chrome.png

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                                  • Bug report

                                    I would just like to report what seems to be a bug in chrome where the green bar animates down the page covering the content. Multiword selection doesn't seem to work either. Thanks.

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                                      Thanks.

                                      When the green bar animates down and darkens, there should be a message which appears over it. There was a bug yesterday causing the message not to appear. It should be fixed now so please try refreshing the page and reloading the Readlang Web Reader and trying again.

                                      I’m guessing you’ve hit the 20 phrases / day limit for free accounts, if it’s your first time hitting the limit there’ll be an option to claim 20 more for free.

                                      Please let me know if you encounter any more problems.

                                    • language selection bug?

                                      I have set my known/learning languages several times, but when I log in the next time they have been reversed.

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                                        1 comment  ·  Admin →

                                        There are two ways i can think this might be happening:

                                        1. Every time you open a document in a certain language your current learning language will switch to that one.

                                        2. Perhaps you’ve bookmarked one of the library pages for a specific language.

                                        e.g. if you bookmark http://readlang.com/es/library every time you go to that page it will switch your learning language to Spanish since the URL includes “es”

                                        Could this explain things?

                                      • Make web reader bar multi line on small screens

                                        I have been *loving* the Web Reader bookmarklet in Firefox for Android. There is one glitch, though: the reader bar seems to extend off of the mobile screen. Could this be fixed with a multi line bar?

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                                        • Don't automatically show English translation for flashcards.

                                          When reviewing flashcards, I find that my eyes go straight to the English translation rather than the sentence context. It would be nice if there was an option to make it so that user has to click to show the English translation. That way, the default would be for the user to read the sentence and figure out what the appropriate word is and only clicks to see the english translation when it's too hard to tell from the context. The hope is that this may allow the user to stay in his/her target language more often.

                                          Thanks!

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