Beta for Chrome extension for showing meanings of characters in Chinese course is now ready to try!
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The extension is available here :)
I have a favour to ask. Can you make it that the traditional and simplified characters can be change continuously without the need to refresh? I mean, when I turn on traditional, the characters immediately turn into traditional characters and vice versa. It's difficult especially in lesson where page can't be loaded.
it's very useful if you can do it because there are some people like me who want to learn both traditional and simplified characters. Thanks for your effort by the way.
We can certainly do it. Could you make a GitHub account (it is free)
then go here
and click new issue and write what you want the feature to be. That way it will be included a lot more quickly :).
Thank you for making this extension. Two wishes:
Could you make an option of turning off the slow reading? It's a really bad robot reading and just clutters the interface. (PS: Scratch that. After using slow reading it for some time, I find it useful in some cases. It might have even improved. So it's better not to clutter the addon's settings with another switch.)
Also, what does option "indicate enabled skills" do? Is it about upcoming skills feature?
Thank you again. : ) Good job!
I'm open to the discussion, both are right answers, what is your reasoning behind it?
I'll tell you my thoughts
I appreciate that 什麼 is what people use even in Taiwan. but the true traditional is 甚麼.
It is like 麵 vs 麪, the right is the true traditional, but the left is what is used in Taiwan (and 面 in China).
This is why I'm thinking of having three options. Traditional, Taiwan, simplified.
I noticed that the app puts the red Chinese pattern in the header background and other places, but it doesn't go well with the report feedback when you get the answer wrong. This should be optional. (I can paste the screenshot here, so just try to click report next time you get the answer wrong)
First of all, thank you for your great effort. Now I need some help. I installed the Chrome plugin, turned on the 3 knobs (Traditional, Show meanings, Indicate enabled skills), restarted Chrome browser. However, I'm still seeing simplified characters instead of the traditional ones. What else do I need to do, in order to see traditional characters in Duolingo Chinese lessons? I'm using Chrome v78.0.3904.108. Thanks! BTW, what does it take to add Cantonese lessons to Duolingo, and is anyone working on it?
When I hover over characters or even the english to show meaning duolingo takes me to a blank screen/page and the only way for me to go back is to refresh and start the lesson over every time. Not sure what the error is but I only get this when I hover over words, otherwise I can finish lessons just fine with traditional.
Also lagging a lot for me. Just installed it. Almost crashed my Duolingo Chrome tab once, but I let it wait for about 3 minutes until I could interact with Duolingo again.
Side-note: Thank for making this!!! I've been looking for a traditional solution for a while now and this solves my problem. You're awesome.
Yesterday I installed the extension, but I could only see the meaning of the words; unfortunately not the slow version of the pronunciation, nor the other options. Today I reinstalled the extension and no function is working anymore. Do you have any idea why this is and what I can do about it?
I have a couple of bugs to report. The extension seems to always miss the 只 (zhī) -> 隻 conversion when used as a measure word. It also seems to convert 面 into 麵 in 上面、下面、前面、後面 and the like even though 麵 is only used for wheat and 面 is the correct traditional character in location words.
This extension is awesome, thank you. Would it be possible to have a toggle that allows you to see the simplified characters on a whim? (or allow hoverover) It is helpful for noobs like me to see the difference between traditional and simplified for the same character. Thanks!
This extension is amazing, thanks so much! I also learned something new. I've never seen 甚 just 什， I thought it was a mistake, until I check out this discussion. I think I've been just doing Duolingo for French and avoiding the Chinese because I really wanted traditional characters. Now it time to spend some time on my Chinese tree.
there's a problem with 高興 and 認識. they show up in simplified sometimes, especially in the blocks of two characters (that make a word). they're also changing from traditional to simplified when you're using them. I'm pretty sure the problem is the same with other characters. great extension nonetheless !
Whenever it's supposed to show 什麼 in a single tile it says 什么
I've switched to Chrome, installed the extension, switched Duolingual to Chinese, clicked the icon to configure, and saved the settings.
First, the Chinese flag next to my name somehow changed to what looks like the Zambezian one. Not to worry. Refreshing with F5 fixed that.
Oops! The flag changed back.