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https://www.duolingo.com/SenorDustin

Russian has a button to change the writing style.

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I did a couple lessons on Russian and it has a little switch to change from Roman letters to the Cyrillic alphabet. This same feature could easily be used to teach Chinese, Japanese, and Arabic. These are exciting times in Duolingo!

2 years ago

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https://www.duolingo.com/Patrick1107
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Ukrainian also have that button.

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Jonathangrant00
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Memrise also has this option for Chinese. Just a thought.

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/SenorDustin
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Nice

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Usagiboy7
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Thanks for the information! I know there have been some questions about the alphabet. PS Could you include a screenshot in your main post of where the button is located?

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Xefjord

Same place as where it is in Ukrainian, it is in the top left of the screen

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Shady_arc
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It is a really tiny button at the top of the window that says Aa or Яя.

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/etieffen
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It's good to have the option, but I think it should default to Cyrillic, and that it should only affect what the user types, not what they read in the course.

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/mizinamo
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Not so much for Arabic because it has sounds that don't exist in English.

For example, if you write "T", that could be either ط or ت in Arabic - and so it couldn't tell whether you know the right spelling or made a typo.

And I don't think most people could type ṭ on their keyboard.

Also, would you write vowels? Writing "sl'm `lykwm" for "salaam aleykum" (or whatever) would look odd, I think.

2 years ago