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  1. Feedback / or / idea for feature

    Hello,
    When I click on a text as "read", I like to have options, such as "archive", "hide"... etc.
    Thanks!!!

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    • Modify word definition when reading

      Hello,

      I'm wondering if when reading an article it is possible to change it's translation for a more appropriate one.

      It is easy to have a look in the dictionnary for all meanings but I didn't find the way to select the denifition that suits the best for later on flash card work

      Thanks
      Nicolas

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      • jump to page # or percentage of text

        I'm reading a long novel in ReadLang. I lost my place (50% in) by accidentally jumping ahead to 84%. It seems there is no way to go back or forwards other than one page at a time. The app needs a "jump to..." feature or slider like other eBook readers.

        Also, ReadLang now thinks I have read 84% of this book which I can't change.

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        • Blackbar

          The black bar at the bottom in flashcards bops up and down between each flash card. It is very distracting. It also doesn't sit at the fixed at the bottom of the screen. Also all the content fits into the page then it is just white space below the bar. It would be better if the black bar stayed stationary the bottom and as little of the page changed when moving though flash cards.

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          • Page moving

            When I click something that take me to the next slide the black bar at the bottom of the screen moves up and down it is very annoying, It would be better if it were static or only appeared if I moved my cursor over it or if it was attached to the bottom of the screen and not the bottom of the cards interface in "/learn". It is a big enough distraction for me to lose interest in this application.

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            • Should build some app for android and enhance high frequency word training

              That's a great idea with flashcards, but brouser refreshes the page each time I try to look a word in some other page, so all my progress disappears. Also it would be great to learn words with exact frequency only. For example, button for repeat only 7500 high freq words. Other words would be trained by guessing from the context.
              I would definetly pay for the service that simply remembers previous state and have smart SRS.

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                1 comment  ·  Admin →

                Your progress in the flashcards should be remembered if you are logged in. Readlang uses a SRS to schedule words – you’ll see a summary of when they are next scheduled after completing a flashcard session.

                Readlang prioritizes the most frequent words of those that you have translated based on a word frequency list of the top 50,000 words (assuming your learning language is not in beta mode).

                If you want to browse when in the middle of a flashcard session, I recommend simply opening another tab.

                Hope this helps. If I misunderstood your question please let me know.

              • 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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                • 3 votes
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                  • Could readers turn on or off the synchronizing brown marker on Youtube videos (some students will love it, others find it distracting)

                    Make it so readers can turn on or off the synchronizing, brown highlighter on Youtube videos. Then my students who find it really distracting could turn it off (and turn it on if they get lost and need temporary help finding their place) but students who love it can keep the moving highlighter.

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                      Thanks for the suggestion.

                      Have you tried this with your students yet? If so, roughly how many found it distracting?

                      I don’t have much time to alter Readlang at the moment and will only add more options like this if it benefits a lot of users.

                    • Running readlang on Microsoft Edge browser

                      I seem to have trouble running readlang on Edge, where the translations appear over words. Is there a way to run it?

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                      • filter to remove already read articles and watched videos

                        if there's not a filter already somewhere, developing an option to filter read content would be helpful to user. I keep seeing the content I already worked on all the time and the only way to keep track of what I did is to "love" them so they have a mark.

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                        • Make "Un-star " an option in the Actions menu.

                          I like to star a lot of words (up to a 100 at at time), but then I have to un-star each one by hand. It would be great if I could un-star them in one fell swoop.

                          By the way:

                          Book Shelves: LOVE THEM!
                          New review options: LOVE THEM!

                          Many thanks for the great tool, which I continue to recommend every chance I get.

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                          • Google translate alternative translations

                            Have you given any thought to doing something similar to what Google translate house, where you can click on a translated text and select an alternative translation? I had just recently discovered this tool this past weekend, and have been having some fun getting to know it's capabilities. What I've been doing in the past was taking my own foreign text dividing it up into sentences or phrases based on punctuation and putting that into Google translate and as I'm reading selecting the alternative translations where it makes more sense right in line with the text. And then I can…

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                              It’s a good idea. But unfortunately google translate doesn’t offer these alternative translations via its API (which is what Readlang pays for to get its translations). This is frustrating since they do offer these alternatives on their own website. One option I have is to use Microsoft’s Bing translate service in addition to Google Translate which does provide alternative translations. This isn’t likely to happen any time soon though I’m afraid.

                            • Allow native speakers to edit translations

                              I appreciate the use of Google translate, but there are errors! I clicked on an article from German into English, just to see what would happen. When I selected an unfamiliar word in English, I was given the German word, and it was conjugated. However, it said there was no English word! Case made.
                              I want to refer my students to this remarkable resource, but I cannot with bizarre translations popping up.
                              Generally speaking, the best translations are accomplished when a native speaker translates from the "other" language into his or her own.

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                              • Idea For Chinese to make it work

                                I suggest adding pinyin on the top of words

                                The main problem with Chinese is that it has no alphabet
                                Adding pinyin on the top to make it readable and then checking the meaning will make it work. Check out Pinyiner on Android then you will get what I mean.

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                                  • Ability to sort word by frequency in your chosen text

                                    It would be nice to be able to sort words by how often they appear in the text rather than how often they appear in the language itself. This would make it easier to read longer texts

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                                    • Highlight unknown words

                                      It would be great to have the ability to highlight unknown words, as is done in LingQ. There is something very satisfying about seeing the amount of unknown words get smaller and smaller as I learn a language.

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                                      • to add the possibility to import movie subtitles, e.g. in the srt format.

                                        Since subtitles to movies are available online for various languages it would be good to consider them seriously here as a useful source. It is indeed possible even now to import text subtitles, however, it would be nice to see only the text on the screen and not the time marks. It would be also useful to have the possibility to import subtitle for two languages (one you know and one you learn), and see the two at the same screen, one by one.

                                        And, a native Android application would be nice...

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                                        • Learn words according to list or to CEFR levels (A1,A2, B1...)

                                          Algorithme to suggest you texts according to the list of words you need to learn. For example, you are going to pass A2 exam, so readlang could show the text with the words you've not mastered yet which are required on this A2 level so one could be sure to know them all.

                                          For people who have to prepare for a certain exam it would be really useful!

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