https://www.duolingo.com/RobinCard

I've made a plug-in that shows the meaning of character on mouseover

Hi everyone,

I'm the guy who made the traditional Chinese duolingo extension for Chrome.

Update You can download the beta now, it has the first 80+ lessons (24 skills) don't forget to turn traditional off, as it is on by default.

here was an early preview.

Is there a want for this in the community? Do you have any requests or criticism or thoughts that may hinder me in my progress? I've done about 100 words of the 1000 you learn so far. Help is always welcome if you have a GitHub and you want to contribute please let me know!

Here is my other project (Duolingo Simplified to Traditional Chinese) it isn't the mouseover extension download link | YouTube | GitHub

I've started making an extension for Chrome for both Traditional and Simplified that will show character meanings on mouseover.

January 3, 2018

41 Comments


https://www.duolingo.com/greenbouma

please can you make the same thing for firefox ?

January 3, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/RobinCard

Update: I am going to make a FF extension.

January 4, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/Levi
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Awesome. Don't forget to publicize it, otherwise people won't find and use it.
And the toggle idea (always show the meaning of the character) is great too.
2018.01.04

January 4, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/RobinCard

Don't worry, not forgotten the toggle. In fact; already written https://imgur.com/EhVV9CG.

How should I publicise it do you think?

January 4, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/RobinCard

I've never made a Firefox plug-in, if the framework is similar I could certainly try.

January 3, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/Corinnebelle

This is so cool! Love it!

January 3, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/RobinCard

https://chrome.google.com/webstore/detail/clnnjdojceobnkhkocigpboialomopfk/

Hi,

The first eight lessons now have definitions: Greeting 1, Numbers, Name, Greeting 2, Food 1, Occupation, Contact and Nation.

Let me know what you think!

January 5, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/Arachnje

I think it'll be very helpful and I look forward to using it. Thank you

January 3, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/RobinCard

https://chrome.google.com/webstore/detail/duolingo-simplified-to-tr/clnnjdojceobnkhkocigpboialomopfk

The beta is ready for testing. The first eight skills are available. There are one or two errors I've noticed but please give me your feedback.

January 5, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/scarletrobin1

LOVE this!! Thank you!

January 4, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/Maskador

I would love to contribute!

January 3, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/RobinCard

After I've published the beta tomorrow, I am going to create a (private) site that will allow users to edit/add to the definitions. I will send you a log-in.

January 4, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/kcheng0222

Put me on the list too!

January 8, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/esperanzaninja

That's super cool! If you finish this one and need ideas, you should make a plugin that generates a list of all the vocab. :)

January 4, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/dibigid

Something like the plugin you're designing is my top "want" to improve my Chinese learning experience, definitely appreciated! Not sure how effective of a contributor I can be but my GitHub is alex-douglas if you'd like some help!

January 4, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/RobinCard

After I've published the beta of the extension tomorrow, I am going to create a (private) site that will allow users to edit/add to the definitions, I will send you a log-in

January 4, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/RobinCard

https://chrome.google.com/webstore/detail/duolingo-simplified-to-tr/clnnjdojceobnkhkocigpboialomopfk

The beta is ready for testing. The first eight skills are available. There are one or two errors I've noticed but please give me your feedback.

January 5, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/henry_chinaski

Fantastic! just what this course needs. Here's a lingot (and my infinite gratitude) :)

January 4, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/RobinCard

Greeting 3 and Location 1 have now been added.

January 6, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/amyhier

This is awesome! Could you possibly make another version or an option so that it can be always shown? I barely use my mouse and it would be great to just have the meaning there as I'm learning.

January 3, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/RobinCard

Good idea, I'll put in a toggle to always show the meanings of characters.

January 3, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/RobinCard

Here you go, you can see your idea in action here. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=um06T146H0M

January 5, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/RobinCard

https://chrome.google.com/webstore/detail/duolingo-simplified-to-tr/clnnjdojceobnkhkocigpboialomopfk

Here we go, and your idea was incorporated. The first eight skills are available. There are one or two errors I've noticed but please give me your feedback.

January 5, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/Tatonka71

Very helpful and neat!

January 4, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/RobinCard

https://chrome.google.com/webstore/detail/duolingo-simplified-to-tr/clnnjdojceobnkhkocigpboialomopfk

The beta is ready for testing. The first eight skills are available. There are one or two errors I've noticed but please give me your feedback.

January 5, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/Rita820103

Hi Robin, To answer your question: "Is there a want for this in the community?" my answer is YES, THANK YOU!!! I so appreciate this effort -- and only wish I could help you. By the way, you mention that there are 1,000 characters "so far." Is that the total number of characters that one learns by doing all the lessons? It would be great to have a list of these characters on the site. Thanks again for all you're doing to help me revive my Chinese. Warm regards,

January 4, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/RobinCard

Hey Rita, thanks for your appreciation. I'm going to put a beta version up tomorrow, it will contain the course up to the Contact skill, and about another 300 characters I've managed to translate.

Some words are really difficult to translate without sounding technical, especially the particles/suffixes.

I will send you all a link when I'm done :)

January 4, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/RobinCard

https://chrome.google.com/webstore/detail/duolingo-simplified-to-tr/clnnjdojceobnkhkocigpboialomopfk

The beta is ready for testing. The first eight skills are available. There are one or two errors I've noticed but please give me your feedback.

January 5, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/.stiR

Great stuff! I installed your plugin and it didn't work.. Upon further reading - which I should have done in the first place - I noticed that's another project, Simplified to Traditional. Can't wait till you release the beta tomorrow so I can start using Duolingo alongside Memrise :-)

January 4, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/RobinCard

Thanks man! I've been working on this all day, it's nearly 2am here here's a progress video.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=um06T146H0M

January 5, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/RobinCard

https://chrome.google.com/webstore/detail/duolingo-simplified-to-tr/clnnjdojceobnkhkocigpboialomopfk

The time has come: the beta is ready for testing. The first eight skills are available. There are one or two errors I've noticed but please give me your feedback.

January 5, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/RobinCard

https://chrome.google.com/webstore/detail/duolingo-simplified-to-tr/clnnjdojceobnkhkocigpboialomopfk

The time has come: the beta is ready for testing. The first eight skills are available. There are one or two errors I've noticed but please give me your feedback.

January 5, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/benejgreen

What are the chances of you doing something like this in firefox via greasemonkey?

January 3, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/RobinCard

Most probably I will do it as a normal Firefox plug-in

January 4, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/Lesita0

Anyway I do not like the extension on a browser, the feature is ammmmmmazing.

January 4, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/RobinCard

Without getting too technical; I've tried to keep the extension extremely lightweight, it is around 60kb when uncompressed (although this will grow).

January 4, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/sovanyio

Created a PR to fix the issue of conversion depending on the URL https://github.com/robincard/duolingo-simplified-to-traditional-chinese/pull/1

If anyone wants this now, they can directly install my mod using the dev tools: https://github.com/sovanyio/duolingo-simplified-to-traditional-chinese

January 7, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/RobinCard

It's all live now :)

January 8, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/RobinCard

ps your PR has been merged in and will be in the next release. Thanks!

January 8, 2018
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