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  1. 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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    • 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?

      • Option NOT to save words, only translate.

        Too much trash goes to magic word mashine, so they are saved only when they are starred(favorite).

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          I’ll think about adding an option for this in future because it’s been suggested a couple of times, but I actually prefer the way it works now. Let me explain.

          If you click on a word or phrase, it means you don’t know what it means, or at least weren’t sure what it means. Therefore you should work on learning it in the “Learn” section, or if you made a mistake and accidentally clicked a word you already know, or it’s not useful to you, just delete it as soon as you encounter it in the “Learn” section.

          I don’t like the idea of an extra click to favourite each word as you are reading because one of the key motivations of the site is to make reading as distraction free as possible, adding only tools that help you understand the text and then get out of the way. This…

        • Add some stats/reports

          Hello,

          One more idea - it would be nice to be able to see statistics eg how many words read/ hours spent / words studied etc. I find this kind of info quite motivating , not sure if others do as well.

          Thanks

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          • Allow offline flashcards

            Make the current webpage work offline for studying flashcards.

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            • Choose pronunciation accent

              Would it be possible to choose between UK/US English for pronunciation of word (in the wordlist and during translation)? Thank you.

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              • Create a firefox extension

                (Firefox will not let me install the extension you posted here:)
                http://blog.readlang.com/content/readlangFirefoxExtension.xpi

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                • It doesn't work.

                  I am using High Sierra 10.13.6 and there is no "edit" on my bookmarks. I tap Readlang and it just takes me to your web page

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                  • No suggestion, just a word of praise

                    I recently had to allow my subscription to Readlang to expire, but I wanted to let you know that it isn't due to any problem with the service.

                    Unfortunately I'm suffering a condition that doctors cannot figure out which causes incredible fatigue and insomnia. This has made language learning very difficult. Then the medication I was prescribed a few months ago has actually made it worse to the point that I cannot do any language learning activities. After the period on the medication has run its course and probably failed to produce results, I will hopefully be able to return…

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                    • monitor and review your articles for accuracy, in content and skill level.

                      You have many articles listed as A1 but include passages from Kipling, Twain, and many political and religious texts. These are not suited for anyone below a B (or even occasionally C) level skills. It also looks like many texts are written by non native speakers and contain many errors which do not help the learner to learn the language correctly.

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                      • don't want to popout the dictionary

                        i want to read a text fastly. the dictionary popout everytime when i highlight
                        the word. i just need the translation upon the word . so how to option this,close the popout.

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                        • Adding flashcards

                          Hi - I love the flashcards generated from readlang but I sometimes encounter words and phrases elsewhere and would love to manually add them to my readlang flashcards - can this be done or is it an easy update? I know I could export all my readlang flashcards to Anki and add to that but I prefer everything in one place, and readlang is where I do 80% of my reading.

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                          • Make the sign-up process easier

                            The sign up link on the main page only allows me to sign in, not sign up. I spent 15 or more minutes trying to figure out how to create an account using email. I finally found a video that pointed me in the right direction. I almost gave up.

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                            • add Latgalian as a language to learn

                              I am a linguist and like readlang very much. I would like to explore its use with an underressourced language, Latgalian. It will be mainly used by speakers of Latvian reading texts in Latgalian and compiling wordlists from texts. The language's ISO is ltg, the language name in Latgalian is latgalīšu volūda. Thank you very much for considering this.

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                              • fix the problem with links and formatted text (when using extension on an external page)

                                When using Chrome Readlang extension there is a problem, which I guess won't be difficult to solve. You cannot (or maybe I cannot) translate a fragment of a text that has two different styles of formatting within it. If something is a link or a bold text (or anything that needs using a separate html tag) you can only translate it separately (from the rest of the phrase). It's quite annoying, when using some dictionary examples (with described term always in bold) or articles that use a lot of links. The (ordinal?) number of the word is right, so I…

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                                • Azerbaijani language

                                  Hi,
                                  Could you, please, kindly add Azerbaijani language as well?

                                  Many thanks beforehand!

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                                  • Keep me signed in!

                                    The chrome extension is constantly signing me out and auto reloading the tab I'm using for Readlang. It's so annoying, and really difficult to use the flashcard function.

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                                    • dictionary does not work

                                      dictionary tab does not give me definition as it used to. only word not found from Russian to English.

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                                      • to offer the possibility to save the words with their English definition instead of translation

                                        I think its way more helpful to learn words by their English meaning than by their translation. I believe that would be much more helpful for most English learners.

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                                        • change the behaviour of "accept this answer" button, please

                                          "Accept this answer" button doesn't work as you would expect. It should mean that your answer is totally valid (but couldn't be interpreted so by a machine), but it treats your answer as wrong. Firstly, it spaces the review after two days (so you have to repeat many times one that you already know). Secondly, it shows the question once more. (The review date should be counted as if the answer was right and the question shouldn't be shown again)

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