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  1. 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!

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    • Add the ability to see which texts a specified term is utilized

      I use skritter to facilitate learning the tones and writing of chinese characters and all my learning lists in LWT are combined with skritter (chinesepod, etc). Because chinese is often contextual, on occasion a term will arise in isolation on skritter where being able to reference the broader text would be of great benefit.

      Being able to search by term or romanization and receiving a list of encompassing texts would accomplish this.

      LWT is an excellent program. Please accept my sincerest thanks for your time, effort and expertise in providing such an amazing platform for the rest of us!

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      • 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…

        14 votes
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        • Add a column Percentage "Not Learned Yet" words in text list (% of New words + Level 1 to 4 words)

          I think knowing the Percentage of words that are "Not Learned Yet" in text list is a very good indicator of the difficulty of a text and is complementary to the current % of "unknown" words.

          By "Not Learned Yet" words, I mean New words + Level 1 to 4 words.

          After all, for beginners and advanced learners, the difficulty of a text is not only defined by the number of words you haven't seen yet (New words), but also by the words already encountered but not mastered yet (Level 1 to 4 words).

          This is especially useful when you…

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          • User-defined translations.

            I'm currently studying with assimil courses. I would love to be able upload the english translation provide with the course, and toggle it on or off in the 'dictionary' frame. Thanks!

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            • Bulk define words in text

              Often when I add a new text, I know many of the new words off the top of my head. It's tedious to click on each one, fill in its definition, click well-known, and click save.

              I'd love to have a new button alongside the "I know all" button, something like "Define all well-known terms" or something like that.

              This new button would create a list of text fields, two per line, in the right-hand frame. The first text field on a line would be the term, and the second text field would be the new definition. I would fill…

              6 votes
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              • After wrong answer item should be tested next time in that session.

                I'd like the word which I answered wrong be tested again in that particular test session, until I will finally answer correct. That option can be activated in settings tab.

                9 votes
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                • Would it be possible to have the possiblilty of adding photos to terms and not just words (translations and examples)

                  Would it be possible to have the possiblilty of adding photos to terms and not just words (translations and examples)

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                  • 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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                    • A button to hide the text

                      Could have a button to hide the text, because sometimes I want to listen to the audio without reading the text together.

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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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                        • Open web dictionaries at custom offset from top

                          Is it possible to have the web dictionaries in the lower right frame automatically open at a certain height (so that they're already scrolled down a bit)? Some dictionaries have a lot of stuff at the top of the loaded page and one has to scroll down every time to get to the actual word definitions.

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                          • Display imbedded images

                            I imagine there won't be but since many children's and non-fiction texts like to include them: is there a way at all to have pictures (e.g. jpegs) shown in reading mode?

                            15 votes
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                            • Add column total number of words and base difficulty percentage/readability number on it

                              I assume the suggestion to show "Saved Words" by category in the Texts window was denied because these were the queries that would take too much time, so I'm resubmitting the second part:
                              I'd like to see the total number of words of the individual texts since they tell me more about the approximate reading time needed. (I don't mean the total of unique words, as it is displayed at the moment)
                              This being a fixed number in contrast to the aforementioned categorized words, I hope this won't be a problem.
                              I also think it would be more useful to…

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                                under review  ·  1 comment  ·  Admin →
                              • Ignore a whole expression

                                I would really like to mark an expression (for example Expr. 2) and ignore the whole expression (the two words) so that both words will be marked white.There are a lot of names (for- and surnames) where now both words have to be selected seperately.

                                6 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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                                  • Rate Texts

                                    Add an extra column on the "<Language> Texts..." (edit_texts.php) page that is a user ranking (Easy through Hard, or something like that, 1 through 5, etc) and allow sorting of texts based on rank.

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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…

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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.

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                                        • Make the way (black frame) words are selected depend on red frame selected words

                                          With the current implementation, the position of a word selected with left & right arrows is independent form the position selected by pressing the return key. I think it'd be better if the position of the selected word (black frame) derived from the selected blue word (red frame).

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