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  1. Save Word List export preferred format

    I find that I almost always export my Word Lists in the same format, which is seldom the default format. Would it be possible for each user to set their preferred export format, or for Readlang to remember the last format used?

    There is a similar request here called "Allow Saving of Word Export options as templates, but it contains no detail. I think having just a single default format per user is better.

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    • Word List Search fails on extra "blank space"

      If you copy and paste a word into Search in Word List, it can often come with an extra blank space. If you hit Enter before removing that blank space, the search fails. Perhaps the search word can be trimmed before the search. Very minor issue.

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      • Condensed Library files containing only lines with Word List words

        When you open a Library file, words from the Word List are underlined in green. I like that. It would be helpful to be able to save an additional condensed version of that file, containing only lines that have underlined words. That would then let the user review just the text of an article containing words in the Word Lists. I delete words from the Word List that I now know, so the condensed version would show just the sentences with words I need to learn. I am doing that off-line with Word List exports, but I think it would…

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        • I can not close it in the first time of use

          I can not close it in the first time of use, after i open another tap or page i can close it correctly

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            Do you mean you can’t close the Web Reader Chrome Extension?

            You need to click on “Menu → Close” and the tab will re-load without the Readlang Web Reader.

            Hope that helps

          • Notes area

            I wish there were a place to write translational or study notes, like a "sand box" or "scratch pad." Maybe not in the text itself, but maybe like the parallel text idea, or in a pop up note. My purpose is to jot down my ideas for how I'm understanding a text, including idioms, or asking for help from native speakers. I can't quite place such notes in the flashcards, and complex meanings can't be fully captured by dictionary definitions. So there really is nowhere else to keep a scratch pad of ideas, translations, or idioms relative to a specific…

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            • readability levels

              Here are some other algorithms for calculating readability. Same idea, different implementations.
              http://www.editcentral.com/gwt1/EditCentral.html#notes

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              • to modify the spaced repetition algorithm

                I feel that the algorithm is too optimistic compared to my learning capacities. There's a flash card i reviewed recently : Got it wrong the first try because i didn't remember very well, than got it right the second try... Now the next review will be in 50 days !!! Almost two months !!! So my suggestion for the algorithm simply is to "punish" harder when you're wrong. Cut the next review delay in half for example when you failed putting the correct answer once. That's a nice tool anyway. Good job !

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                  • problems with sign in

                    I love your site and want to purchase but there is a problem with your sign in. I created an account to log in by email. When I go to sign on again is reads sign on through google and will not accept my password. I try to re-register but the system tells me someone is already using that email and pass word. I was going to pay today but not now until the sign in problem can be corrected.

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                    • add La Jornada

                      Please add the Mexican newspaper La Jornada to your translation reading list.

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                      • to make learning language using the same language possible.

                        For advanced learners, like me, I want to be able to see the detailed translation of an English word using English, just like what Google does when you enter "define XXX". I would certainly subscribe to premium if this feature is possible.

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                        • The Hebrew dictionary you're using, Morfix, requires more width

                          Morfix is excellent, but it requires more width, otherwise we've got an annoying horizontal scrollbar. For Hebrew, can you automatically open screens that use Morfix (like the flashcard editing screen) wider? Here's a short screen capture demonstrating the issue: http://screencast.com/t/MIN31f69x

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                          • I read your post on Medium

                            I like this idea for sure. I think I'd use this tool occasionally.

                            Here's my use-case:
                            I am Turkish. I speak and write English fluently and have no issues whereas my Spanish is not as good as my English.

                            I started learning Spanish years ago in University and always continued practicing. I am fluent in speaking and reading, but I always have issues not knowing some words.

                            Whenever I meet a Spanish speaking person, I practice with him/her. In web, I bump into Spanish articles and read them along.

                            I think I am a good fit for the free model…

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                            • Audio sync rather than only YouTube video

                              My idea is basically to do an Assimil styled approach but be able to incorporate your flashcards (or Anki) with it in this way: 1) listen to the recording, 2) transcribe and sync, 3) review with flashcards and, of course, be able to click on a word to hear it individually (which I think you have as a premium already).

                              So, if I could upload audio I could then use podcasts and other sources besides YT. I'd like to be able to import audio files (Mp3 would be the first choice) and sync them up just as your YT function…

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                              • adding an option to choose which words to turn into flashcards

                                I'd like to be able to. Currently, the system creates flashcards for every word or phrase that I translate, but I'd like to have more control over the creation of the flashcards.

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                                  When reading on readlang.com you can open the sidebar (the little button in the top right of the page), go to Words, and then delete the ones you don’t want to keep.

                                  Or, after reading with the Web Reader, you could go to http://readlang.com/words and remove the ones you don’t want to keep there.

                                  The idea is not to have to make unnecessary choices while reading so that you can focus completely on the story you’re reading.

                                  Does this workflow suit you or would you prefer have to click an extra button while reading to save a word to your list?

                                • Create a section for the "context.reverso.net" source

                                  Words, translated via the Readlang extension on various websites, that appear on the word list are inked to the "context.reverso.net" source. But there's no way to filter them from the rest of the vocabulary, like the way its possible with readlang content.
                                  thus its harder to edit them out when you dealing with a huge pile of translations.
                                  It'd be great if there were a source filter for these words

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                                  • Text to Speach audio option along with the text

                                    It would be very useful to be able to hear the text (not only single words), maybe using a TTS synthesiser like the one that now pronounces single words. It would be great to let Readlang speak a selected phrase or even the entire text, making it a sort of audiobook with both text and audio. It would improve a lot the learning experience for those who want to improve the pronunciation and speech recognition, along with the reading abilities.

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                                      Automatic audio playback is now available for premium users, it doesn’t read the whole text however, just what you click on.

                                      Once enabled, you will hear audio pronunciation every time:

                                      - You translate a word or phrase
                                      - The side of the flashcard in your target language is displayed

                                      It works for the following 17 languages: Catalan, Chinese, Danish, Dutch, English, Finnish, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Norwegian, Polish, Portuguese, Russian, Spanish, Swedish

                                      Please let me know what you think of this and how it works.

                                      Some notes:
                                      1. It doesn’t work when using the Web Reader on iOS.
                                      2. When enabled, you’ll see an audio icon at the top of the reader page and during a flashcard session allowing you to toggle “speaking mode” – this won’t appear at all if it wasn’t enabled first from the settings page (http://readlang.com/preferences)
                                      3. On YouTube videos, audio pronunciation will…

                                    • crowdsource translations and flashcards!

                                      I will be great if could share my flashcards and people could share theirs with me. because sometimes the translations isn't accurate, and I have to add images to it. it will be great if we all use common flashcards.

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                                      • add "open in new tab" to Readlang Web Reader

                                        When using Web Reader I'd like to have the option "open in new tab".
                                        Foe example if I'm on the table of contents page of a book I don't want to lose this page by clicking only "open".

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                                        • Flashcards: give us the choice to hear the pronunciation after the answer is shown

                                          In passive mode, I prefer the audio to be played after the answer is shown, as the pronunciation is part of what's tested when learning Chinese characters. This could also be beneficial for people in general who wish to test pronunciation in other languages.

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