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  1. Text to Speech with speechSynthesis API

    I've developed a rough version of this for russian, and it may not be too difficult to make it more general to work with many languages. Many modern browsers have this built in, and it works on mobile devices as well. Here is a link with information about the API: https://dvcs.w3.org/hg/speech-api/raw-file/tip/speechapi.html#tts-section

    When I implemented for Russian I added a new function, playAudio, in jq_pgm.js. and called it four different times in the if-else portion of word_click_event_do_text_text.

    function word_click_event_do_text_text() {
    var status = $(this).attr('data_status');
    var ann = '';
    if ((typeof $(this).attr('data_ann')) != 'undefined')
    ann = $(this).attr('data_ann');

    if ( status < 1…

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    • Allow a character to be rendered as a space even with spaces removed.

      In languages like Khmer and Thai there are no spaces between words, but spaces are used between phrases, much like a comma. Having these spaces between phrases really makes the text more readable (imagine english with no commas). Maybe this could be implemented in other ways, but the most straightforward way seems to be to allow some other character to be rendered as a space. I tried using the existing substitution function, but it seems to process before spaces are removed. Maybe there could just be another substitution option after all other things have been processed.

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      • help me

        i tried to install lwt on my computer and it says Fatal Error: DB connect error (MySQL not running or connection parameters are wrong; start MySQL and/or correct file "connect.inc.php"). Please read the documentation: http://lwt.sf.net [Error Code: 1045 / Error Message: Access denied for user 'a4084476_lwt'@'10.1.1.11' (using password: YES)]

        I dont know what to do, it seems this problem is due to the new version of lwt. if it possible, can i have lwt file from 2014?

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        • in glosbe_api.php not working file_get_contents

          Use a cUrl and https prefix to Globse url. With http prefix globse return 301 Moved Permanently

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          • Ignored Words

            Great software.

            The only thing I´ve noticed is that ignored words remain in the word count and there is no way to filter them out from everything else.

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            • Convert uppercase to lowercase when searching dictionaries

              I am using this uri: http://tagalog.pinoydictionary.com/search/###

              When I search for "Salita" it isn't found, but when I search for "salita" it finds a definition. Could we make it so that lwt converts words to lowercase before they are looked up?

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              • Solution for Separate Phrases

                It's common to have phrases which get separated by other words, or systems like separable verbs in german where the first part gets moved to the end of the clause in most cases. A possible solution for tracking and adding such words is not for them to be recognized automatically by the system, but to be able to select multiple words within a sentence as parts of the phrase. For example, one such word in german is "aufhören", (to stop) but a common use of it separates the two parts, like "Er hört den Zug auf". When adding the word,…

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                • speed 0.67x/1.2x/1.5x/2.0x feature

                  First, thank you for this program. We need a speed 0.67x/1.2x/1.5x/2.0x feature urgent. Being able to slower and faster the audio would be very useful. And it is probably easy to implement I guess.

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                  • Show "Unknown Terms" Filter on Terms Page

                    At present one can filter for Learning [1] - [5], Well-known, or Ignored terms. Why not add [0] Unknown words (but that are represented in the target text database, i.e. accross my Language=English texts or selection thereof).

                    Additionally: Frequency of each term in the database on the terms page. Either for a given text or selection of them, or across all uploaded texts.

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                    • Create a code for recursive definitions

                      I suggest the possibility of using a code (e.g. |@#) to put it in front of an already defined word as a definition of a new word.

                      Eg:
                      Old Word: schön / Translation: beautiful
                      New Word: schönen / Translation: |@#schön
                      New Word: schoenen / Translation: |@#schön
                      New Word: schöner / Translation: |@#schön
                      New Word: schönes / Translation: |@#schön

                      Promptbox of "schöner" or "schönes": "beautiful"
                      Or better: "schön: beautiful"

                      The idea is that when I put the mouse (without cliking) on "schöner" or "schönes" I could see "beautiful" in the prompt box. Off course, I should have defined "schöner" and "schönes"…

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                      • Increase User Friendliness

                        Almost everything requires some familiarity with the operation of a PC. This program would be amazing if it could be enhanced so that even a child could use it. Adding languages and dictionaries, and much more, is fairly complex. These things could be automated. For example, the program could have the user paste a URL to a dictionary without a search term, then paste a URL including a search term, compare the two, and determine the necessary URL behind the scene.

                        The installation process probably cannot be simplified, but I think that many user interface features could be simplified.

                        Also,…

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                        • Create a code for recursive definitions

                          I suggest the possibility of using a code (e.g. |@#) to put it in front of an already defined word as a definition of a new word.

                          Eg:
                          Word Translation
                          Old schön beautiful
                          New schönen |@#schön
                          New schoenen |@#schön
                          New schöner |@#schön
                          New schönes |@#schön

                          The idea is that when I put the mouse (without cliking) on "schöner" or "schönes" I could see "beautiful" in the prompt box. Off course, I should have defined "schöner" and "schönes" as "|@#schön" beforehand.

                          In that way, we could define every word just once and then define the others recursively. And this could be…

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                          • Idea for Trennbare Verben (and sorry for the repeated posts)

                            I have pushed the “Delete” button for the two earlier posts but, for some reason, they stayed.

                            I would like to share an idea for a mechanical instruction for adding "Trennbare verben" to the prompt boxes of their correspondent non "Trennbare verben". This idea is a similar procedure to the other I posted before.

                            Suppose we have defined “umsteigen”, “einsteigen”, “aussteigen” and “steigen”.

                            Word: umsteigen; Translation: to change
                            Word: einsteigen; Translation: to get on

                            Word: aussteigen; Translation: to get off
                            Word: steigen; Translation: to climb

                            We oould create a code, e.g “$%&”, so that, when it is in a definition,…

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                            • Ability to change audio playback speed

                              I think the ability to change playback speed, preferably without changing pitch, is essential for language learning. It seems that at least the newer versions of Jplayer support modifying "playback rate", but not sure if it adjusts the pitch. Anyway, can this feature be adapted to LWT? It would allow me not to be constantly switching between an external audio player and my browser.

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                              • Create a code for revursive definitions

                                I suggest the possibility of using a code (e.g. |@#) to put it in front of an already defined word as a definition of a new word.

                                Eg:
                                Word Translation
                                Old schön beautiful
                                New schönen |@#schön
                                New schoenen |@#schön
                                New schöner |@#schön
                                New schönes |@#schön

                                The idea is that when I put the mouse (without cliking) on "schöner" or "schönes" I could see "beautiful" in the prompt box. Off course, I should have defined "schöner" and "schönes" as "|@#schön" beforehand.

                                In that way, we could define every word just once and then define the others recursively. And this could be…

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                                • Keep track of "similar items", show them in test mode

                                  Conjugated / inflected forms of words should be kept track of, and should be listed somehow during testing. I test myself for the gender of nouns in the L2 no context mode, with the gender listed as a tag; it would be helpful to have a way to practice conjugation. This feature would also be helpful for languages like Russian to practice declension.

                                  Preferably there would be a specific mode for testing similar items relative to their different tags, ie. you would be given a verb, the interface would ask "what is this word's [infinitive] form", with the value of…

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                                  • Split up Large Compounds

                                    A system for defining long compounds (in my case in german, though I know this is a problem for other languages) as such, not defining each compound when the meaning would be transparent from the component morphemes.

                                    A similar suggested was made and rejected in reference to another, the latter was rejected because the user wanted arbitrarily long terms; german has few compounds with more than 5 morphemes, and most are 2-3, so the compound word feature would need not support terms with so many components as would slow down the system.

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                                    • Show Annotations Below in Print Mode

                                      Allow in print mode to show the glosses beneath the words. I imagine that getting the text to wrap correctly for both the original and the gloss would be difficult, but this would be a very useful feature, as the current way print mode works disturbs reading.

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                                      • Combine translation field option when importing lists

                                        Don't know if this has been suggested already, but if just the translation column of a spreadsheet import could be selected to combine with the existing translation fields? Perhaps with a / or *** separator?

                                        For words with multiple readings, or where the meaning changes a great deal in context, this could be useful. Especially when importing lists according to level, since you lose details with both overwrite and skip options.

                                        Although it might cause redundancies, if it was an option in the 'select column' list like 'translation, combine' then it could be selected when needed.

                                        : ) Awesome work…

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                                        • Make it scalable

                                          Would love to use this software with a summer camp full of elementary students. I'd need a way for all the students to have individual accounts but access to all the SAME documents. Then I'd only have to input the basic 50 reading materials I want, and create 120 user accounts. Rather than uploading 50 reading materials to each of the 120 accounts individually.

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