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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. Flashcard statistics/setting

    Would it be possible to enhance flashcard statistics with e.g. how many words I'm supposed to review today i.e. to keep reviews and the new words apart. If I have no time to study them today, I'd just review the old ones to keep them alive in my head. After my reviews if I had more time, I'd start to learn new words.

    Cheers

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  2. Mobi

    I was just wondering if it was possible to enable uploading .mobi books that are more common, I have a kindle reader with many books that I'd like to read via Readlang.

    Cheers!

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  3. Glossing Mode in web reader

    Glossing mode (http://blog.readlang.com/2015/03/08/new-look-translations.html) is awesome. It would be great to bring such awesomeness to the web reader as well. Any plans in this direction?

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  4. A tagging system for words saved in the word list

    It would be nice being able to tag any word/phrase stored in the word list. I mean something like labels in GMail or tags in Anki, which are optional of course, but very powerful and useful as well.

    Some people might just like to tag words as "verb", "noun" etc.; some others might like to assign more personal tags as "fun", "love", "idiomatic" etc.

    This would provide an alternative method for researching group of words in the word list and it would allow to use some flash card sessions only for them.

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  5. language auto-detect (Chrome extension/bookmarklet)

    It would be nice that the chrome extension/bookmarklet was able to detect the language of the text and set the values "Translate from:" and "to" accordingly.

    I think this is pretty easy to implement because Google translate API provides a function to detect the language used in a text.

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    Thanks. One issue is that Google charge per character that you feed into the language detection API, so if I threw a whole web-page into it it would get expensive. To implement this I would probably look into implementing a method myself using word lists from all the languages.

    Currently, I look for some information embedded in HTML meta tags of the web page which indicates the language it’s in. Of course, most sites don’t use this, and it’s not always reliable, so usually it’s up to the user to make sure it’s correct.

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    I’ve just done this for you manually, but here’s how you could have done it:

    Simply uncheck the “Send Daily ??? Reminders” checkbox on the preferences page: http://readlang.com/preferences

    There is a link to this page at the bottom of each of the reminder emails.

    I’ll probably work on putting a simple one click link to unsubscribe at the bottom of the emails in future.

  7. TED Talks in Translation

    I would like to be able to 'add a text' of an target language TED talk transcript and link the english video (much like youtube feature but with video from TED domain)

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    I’m afraid it would be too much work to support other online video players at the moment, but hopefully the videos you are looking for will appear on YouTube.

    Are there many TED videos which aren’t available on YouTube?

  8. Czech- text-to speech

    Good Morning, Peter!

    I was just wondering about the prospects for getting Czech text-to-speech anytime soon.

    Many Thanks for this great app

    Sean B.

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  9. Develop the possibility to import audio other than text.

    In my opinion there is only one thing to add in this wonderful tool to make it perfect for language learning, and that is the possibility to import also the audio associated to a text.
    For example, at the moment I am studying german and I use some internet sites, like Deutche Welle and others , where you can find endless content to read and to listen, designed for german learners. Importing not only the text but also the audio (mp3 format), like for youtube videos, in Readlang would be something extremely useful.
    Thank you and best regards
    Francesco (Italy)

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  10. Add furigana for Japanese (and pinyin for Chinese)

    I suggest you add an option to toggle furigana on and off for japanese, and/or give the hiragana in parenthesis, once you translate a word.

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    Hello,

    Thanks for the suggestion. For the time being I’m afraid I don’t have the resources to add features specifically for Japanese. Sorry, but hopefully in future this will be possible.

    Steve

  11. Graphs

    What about a more extensive graph that shows not just a week but a longer time period and total number of words learned over a period of time

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  12. good

    this is a good class for a people like me i thank you really thanks.

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  13. В каком случае "удалять" слово?

    В каком случае "удалять" слово? Не является ли эта возможность для подтверждения того, что перевод слова не вызывает сомнения и нет необходимости его повторять? А с другой стороны, не хочется удалять, а повторить его месяца через три, полгода, год. Это возможно?

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  14. Publish EPUB rankings of books

    I have been playing around with the difficultly rankings generated by Readlang.

    I am not convinced that the "B2" "C1" etc labels are that useful. I am convinced that really map onto these levels in a meaningful way. However, a couple of quick and dirty tests I have done to test the algorithm suggests that it does generate something that correlates with the difficulty of the book.

    Would it be possible to publicly list the relative rankings of novels uploaded to Readlang? It would be really helpful to know for instance, that a certain author is in the "B2" range…

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    I agree that the difficulty grades are very rough and not as useful as they should be. I’ve been planning for a long time to open source the algorithm, which is very simple, with some tests, so that others could help improve and calibrate it for different languages. The trouble is I have a lot of other things to do and extracting this code, creating tests, and documenting it never seems like a high enough priority. I would make it a priority if I were convinced that enough people would contribute to it.

  15. provide searchable help files

    I have just spent over an hour trying to figure out how to use Readlang. After watching a half dozen videos over and over I'm still not sure how to use Readlang or even exactly sure what it is supposed to do. I use the Chrome Language Immersion App and Anki flash cards extensively. As near as I can figure out this app is intended to be a kind of combination of the two. Unfortunately, all the instructions on program usage that I could find are based on videos. Videos are great at explaining a feature but not a program.…

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    Hello, I know my help files aren’t that complete, and I’m sorry it’s taken you so long to try to use it.

    Readlang is NOT equivalent to Language Immersion for Chrome, it’s actually the opposite. e.g. In your case:
    - Language Immersion for Chrome: you read English websites, and some parts are automatically translated to French.
    - Readlang: you read French texts or websites, and parts are converted to English ONLY when you click on them, to help you understand.

    It’s intended for intermediate and advanced learners, who feel ready to read entire French texts, and the way you should use it is to find French websites or texts to practice reading. Ideally they should be interesting to you and at your ability level.

    Here are the steps you should probably take to get started with learning French:

    Prepare
    -—————

    - Go to http://readlang.com and log in or sign…

  16. Toggle translation on of

    Hello Developper,
    Thank you very much for this great tool.
    Just a suggestion to make it a bit better.
    Toggle Button for Translation on of.
    When i press button everthing will be original agan. Pressing again shows the
    Translation of the translated words.
    Kind regards.

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    The original word should return when you click a translated word a second time.

    Could you give this another try and let me know if it’s behaving incorrectly.

    Thanks!

  17. faster way to delete

    I have recently started using Readlang to work though books and add unknown words to a wordlist that I then export to Anki.

    At my level (B2+) there often isn't a useful Google translation for the words I am looking up (this occurs perhaps 1 in 3 times). I also often look up both translations of word phrases, as well as individual words in the phrase, and so end up with multiple cards (word phrase, individual words), of which I often only want one card.

    It would be nice if I could simply delete words from the word list by…

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    You may like to try the new auto-highlight feature: You may like to try the new auto-highlight feature

    If you click on a previously translated word/phrase it will present a pop up allowing you to delete it without opening the sidebar.

  18. somehow link Quizlet to your Readlang program or duplicate much of what they have available with their games which enhance learning words.

    I am not a computer geek. I wish I were. But with the age of technology going the way it is, like with apps of this that and everything. I figure it is reasonable to link your program seamlessly to others. I realize there may be permissions necessary to do so, however it should be worth the cost and effort. I personally think that Readlang should be marketed on every website that has to do with learning another language. Link that, and you should be selling your product like hotcakes. Thanks for a dynamite program. Keep up the great work.

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  19. Save german nouns with gender information

    If I click in "Gericht", I'd like Readlang to add "das Gericht" as the flashcard for that word.

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    One way to to accomplish this is to always include the article (e.g. in English a, an, the) along with the word. The idea of Readlang is to always learn words or phrases as they appear in a given context.

    I do agree that it would be nice to show the gender information without needing to include other words. Just offering a alternative solution that may help.

  20. would it be possible to allow editing of the word? (e.g. to add gender)

    First - excellent idea and execution. Just found readlang this afternoon!

    The question is - if it's not too much work, could you enable editing of the foreign language word by users - for me, mainly for adding gender information in some way.

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    Hello,

    It is possible to edit the word, translation and context sentence by clicking the little pencil icon in the corner of the flashcards, or by clicking on one of the words on the “Words” page.

    The way I use it is to leave the original word and context alone, but I alter the translation and perhaps add clarification there. e.g. in the translation I may change “it” to “it (female)”. Another thing you can do is add an alternative original word, but if you do this, please make sure it is exactly appropriate for the context sentence.

    Does this help with your query?
    Steve

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