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SteveRidout
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 Message 9 of 131
09 March 2013 at 1:40am | IP Logged 
jazzboy.bebop wrote:

If you need more content, a decent source would be LingQ:

LingQ

Just sign up for a free account, find a text that you want to download and hit the
print button to get the pure text in a new window that doesn't have all that
formatting, then import. I've done that in the past with Learning With Texts. :)


Thanks for the suggestion!

Quote:

Edit: Ah, I did not notice that importing content makes it visible to other users. If
anyone is going to use LingQ content then there will have to be a way to have the
imported content be visible and available solely to the uploader.



This shouldn't happen, everything you upload is private by default.

You *can* opt to share articles if you like by clicking on them and then clicking
"Share", then they are publicly visible. Otherwise, if you think an article you
imported is visible to other users please let me know as it would be a bug.



jazzboy.bebop
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Studies: Norwegian

 
 Message 10 of 131
09 March 2013 at 1:53am | IP Logged 
SteveRidout wrote:
jazzboy.bebop wrote:

If you need more content, a decent source would be LingQ:

LingQ

Just sign up for a free account, find a text that you want to download and hit the
print button to get the pure text in a new window that doesn't have all that
formatting, then import. I've done that in the past with Learning With Texts. :)


Thanks for the suggestion!

Quote:

Edit: Ah, I did not notice that importing content makes it visible to other users. If
anyone is going to use LingQ content then there will have to be a way to have the
imported content be visible and available solely to the uploader.



This shouldn't happen, everything you upload is private by default.

You *can* opt to share articles if you like by clicking on them and then clicking
"Share", then they are publicly visible. Otherwise, if you think an article you
imported is visible to other users please let me know as it would be a bug.


Ah, that's fine then. Luckily LingQ have a policy of free access to all their content which is extremely extensive and handily separated into various levels of difficulty. It's just you need to pay to use the functionality for saving words and phrases. Of course if one were to openly host LingQ content on another site, then they would take action.

Best wishes on the development of your project!

Edited by jazzboy.bebop on 09 March 2013 at 1:55am



leosmith
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 Message 11 of 131
13 March 2013 at 5:27pm | IP Logged 
Does it work for Thai?



SteveRidout
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 Message 12 of 131
13 March 2013 at 7:36pm | IP Logged 
leosmith wrote:
Does it work for Thai?


Looking at some Thai text I'm not even sure how to separate the words, I've just googled
it and apparently it requires a dictionary lookup just to detect the word breaks, this
puts it beyond my limited resources. Very sorry!



Ari
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 Message 13 of 131
13 March 2013 at 8:06pm | IP Logged 
Steve, this is brilliant. Unfortunately, I don't have the time to do SRS by the computer. Is there any chance of one of these three things?

1: An iPhone app
2: A mobile version of the site where you can easily practice the words
3: Option to export the deck to a format Anki could read

I hate to be they guy who goes "This is great, now remake it as I tell you", but … yeah, I guess I'm that guy. Anyway, I really do like it, and might use it for Spanish (unfortunately most laguages I'm learning don't use spaces!).



lwtproject
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lwt.sourceforge.net/
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 Message 14 of 131
13 March 2013 at 8:40pm | IP Logged 
Steve, thanks for this new web app. Looks great, and easy to use!

I have two questions:

Is it possible to mark, translate, and save expressions (multi word terms)?

Are there possibilities to use a better translation engine (than Google Translate)?



SteveRidout
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 Message 15 of 131
13 March 2013 at 8:44pm | IP Logged 
Ari wrote:
Steve, this is brilliant. Unfortunately, I don't have the time to do SRS
by the computer. Is there any chance of one of these three things?

1: An iPhone app
2: A mobile version of the site where you can easily practice the words
3: Option to export the deck to a format Anki could read

I hate to be they guy who goes "This is great, now remake it as I tell you", but …
yeah, I guess I'm that guy. Anyway, I really do like it, and might use it for Spanish
(unfortunately most laguages I'm learning don't use spaces!).


Very glad you like it :)

1 & 2. Will consider an iPhone app in future. For now it is very possible to use the
website from a smartphone, since it adapts to the smaller display. I usually use it on
my iPad but sometimes on my android phone, where it's pretty usable but requires some
annoying vertical scrolling while doing the flashcards - will look into improving this!

3. I'm very willing to put this feature in if people want it. My only concern is that
the workflow of managing list export files could be annoying, and my idea with the site
is to provide a nice workflow so you don't have to worry about things like this.

Thanks for the feedback!
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SteveRidout
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 Message 16 of 131
13 March 2013 at 8:58pm | IP Logged 
lwtproject wrote:
Steve, thanks for this new web app. Looks great, and easy to use!

I have two questions:

Is it possible to mark, translate, and save expressions (multi word terms)?

Are there possibilities to use a better translation engine (than Google Translate)?


Thanks :)

It's not possible to mark-multi word expressions while reading yet, I'm trying to think
of the best UI to do this right now.

For the time being, you can select one word in the reader, and then edit the card in
the Words or Learn tab to include the whole expression.

Definitely open to using a better translation engine, the ideal one would provide
proper definitions and audio. Do you have any suggestions?

(BTW: Well done with LWT, I discovered it recently and was very impressed!)



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