Customer Feedback for "Learning With Texts (LWT)"

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  1. Audio input box for each word. URL or system files.

    Romanization does not exactly translate to pronunciation of the words. It's easier if I am able to link it. I can attest that even though I am in Korea, I am mispronouncing words because the intonation and the way it is pronounced is sometimes different from it's given. I am not even pronouncing based on romanization but on Korean alphabets. Sometimes a text does not come with audio but searching up the word on websites can come up with the audio needed. Simple.
    Does not necessary mean we need to organise audio files on our system.

    Just trying to persuade…

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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.

      18 votes
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      • Start a document where you left off

        I have some texts of such length or difficulty that I will not read all the way through in one sitting. I would like a text I open to start where I left it so that I don't have to always figure out just where I was. I feel you will likely start where you left off or at the beginning, but the beginning is trivial to locate if it defaults to last position.

        9 votes
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        • Browser Extensions!

          First of all many thanks for this great project. I think there should be browser extensions, especially for Google Chrome and Mozilla Firefox.

          I mean, when we surfing on the internet, we should be able to quickly add unknown words to the database just with double clicks etc. I think such a beautiful addon is would be nice. I don't have much experience but I think it should be, especially for Google Chrome.

          37 votes
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          • Let users customize the color scheme

            I'd like to be able to change the background, underlining, maybe even text color if it's possible. I think there are different reasons users would like to do that, one I thought of is that I would like to try not entering terms at all in a language and just learn by context, ticking off only the words I comfortably know and leaving all unknown words in the initial color. To do this it would not only be nice to be able to change the standard "blue" in say yellow or some lighter shade, but also to be able to…

            5 votes
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            • Type the word or phrase test and check if you have typed it correctly

              When you test the term have the option (defined for all tests in settings) to type the term. Then the LWT could point with red color the parts of the term you got wrong and the rest green. Just like in Anki.

              3 votes
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                under review  ·  1 comment  ·  Admin →
              • Dictation

                Add a test - dictation - where you here the recording and can type in the text. Afterward it can be compared to the original text.

                It would be great as a preparation to be able to set time stamps for each sentence so the player can play a part and pause so you have time to write down the whole sentence (like with subtitles).

                Right now I manually pause it and repeat the last 10 s if needed.

                5 votes
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                • Simple idea - a notepad for translations!

                  Is it posible to add a simple notepad? Just a text area on the right to paste full text translation in mother tongue. Could be useful if one wants to try translate a entire text.

                  6 votes
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                  • Selecting terms according to a text tag...

                    Hello,
                    In the [Terms] page there are many options to select to limit the terms that you want to be tested. Usually I select the [Text] eg Assimil NFWE Leçon 1 and then from multiaction [Select ALL Terms].

                    I have tagged each Assimil method with a different text tag eg. AssimilNFWE, AssimilUsingFrench.

                    I wonder if there is a possibility to add an option in [Terms] to select a specific text-tag that may provide the ability to test a specific amount of texts that corresponds to a certain level.

                    Thank you,

                    George

                    3 votes
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                    • More dictionaries available in "LookUp Term: Dict1 Dict2 Dict3 Dict 4"

                      I use two dictionaries for my French studies. WordReference (French->English and SenseAgent (French->Greek) and GoogleTranslation (French->Greek). Although in 98% of the words this is the perfect combination there some cases where I use also google images to see some nouns (objects, food etc).

                      I wonder if it would be possible to have the choice of more than the existing dictionaries in the LookUp Term.

                      15 votes
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                      • More & Improved statistics

                        More visualization option for statistics (graphics, bars, etc).

                        More statistics. Two examples:

                        1. Graphic showing how many cards will be reviewed every day for the next x days

                        2. Number of cards in an custom interval (i.e: number of cards that are to be reviewed in the next week + number of cards to be reviewed next month, etc).

                        29 votes
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                        • Add mode to show existing terms' translations in reading frame

                          I find that the "print" version of texts, with the translation hints one has saved so far, greatly increases ease and fluency when reading difficult texts. I wondered if it would be possible to have something like that in normal reading/working mode (when one can also edit old and create new terms), so you wouldn't have to do as much "mouse-work", relying on pop-up fields for getting the translation every time you need one. Having one's translations between the lines might be an even clearer arrangement, but in front of each word works just as well, I suppose.

                          20 votes
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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.

                            7 votes
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                              under review  ·  1 comment  ·  Admin →
                            • It would be a good idea can format the text. For example, makes text italic, bold, etc..

                              It would be a good idea can format the text. For example, makes text italic, bold, etc..

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                              • Make it possible to create playlists

                                How about adding a possibility of creating playlists? I would like to mark some texts (containing sound of course) and then play them all consequtively. Also it would be convenient to have playlists in the mobile version of LWT.

                                Thank you a hundred times for this awesome program!

                                4 votes
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                                • Make a keyboard shortcut to assign blue words as well-known

                                  When using LWT with languages that the learner knows better, usually the majority of blue words won't need to be defined. That's why I would find it useful to have some way to mark them as well-known (if possible "ignore" as well) by a single keystroke rather than the usual moving the mouse and two clicks.
                                  Kindly disregard this suggestion if this should be impossible programming-wise, since it's also been hinted that blue words are treated differently than saved ones making it impossible to cycle through them, so one has to edit them sequentially.

                                  7 votes
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                                  • Open editing/dictionary frame for all words on-click in the reading frame

                                    Currently only clicking on the blue words automatically opens the editing and dictionary fields. Since I often come across a new meaning for a word I already edited before, but would like to change at that point, it would be convenient to have these two fields also open directly, i.e. on-click, for all other (non-blue) words in the texts.
                                    I realize, though, that others might be using clicking instead of hovering on these words to only show their already existing definitions in the usual popup, and since loading/updating two extra frames costs time, maybe this function could be made optional.

                                    5 votes
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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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                                      • Automatically import from RSS feeds

                                        I would love to be able to automatically import text from RSS feeds.

                                        It would be especially awesome if it could support specific sites too, like http://www.dw-world.de/dw/0,,8030,00.html which includes both transcript and MP3 of daily German news.

                                        31 votes
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                                        • Use html lang for Chinese/Japanese font selection

                                          Hello,

                                          Thanks for your tool!

                                          currently, LWT only displays the letters as they are. But for CJK scripts, it would be nice if the html lang option could be used. For example, span lang="zh_TW" or span lang="ja". The browser would then automatically choose the appropriate font, making the characters more legitable.

                                          See https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Han_unification#Examples_of_language_dependent_characters as a reference.

                                          Thanks!

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