Recently I got back into the kanji study so I’m reviewing them all (again) using the famous Kanji In Context book. So I made an Anki file to study from so I figured I would release it to all you guys who might also find it useful. I added it to my “Files” box on the left here so you can download it from there.
I tagged each entry with both the chapter (C1-C147) and section (S1-6) that it came from for easy sorting. I also tagged every entry with ‘mada’ and suspended all the entries with that tag. So the idea is to go in and remove the ‘mada’ tag from the ones you have done and as you complete the chapters to enable them.
To do this go to Edit->Edit all, then on the top right you can click a drop down on which tags to show, select either the chapter or section of the cards you want to enable, then select all the entries that appear (click one then ctrl+a). Now goto Actions->Delete tag, and type in ‘mada’ and click ‘ok’. Now the tag is removed and those cards will be enabled.
ps. If anyone doesnt know what Anki is, its a great flashcard program with tons of features. Check it out: http://ichi2.net/anki/
Man FF is annoying, they do a point release without adding any new features but still decide to have it break all the extensions. Anyways, the dictionary files are updated, but since mozilla is taking forever to allow the dictionary files to be added to their mozilla extension site allowing automatic update, you need to manually reinstall the dictionary files below to have Perapera work on FF5.0. The plugin itself should not need any kind of reinstall.
It was pointed out that the Japanese dictionaries no longer work due to a format change at the site that was maintaining them, so I made updated dictionary files with the latest EDICT for Japanese. Please use the links below:
***Update: Japanese dictionaries dont work now because the people who maintain those decided to change the dictionary format to a completely new format which requires rewritting the whole thing just to make it use this format, so for now only Chinese is functioning.
Just a reminder, but here are the links to the dictionary files needed for Firefox 4.0.
If you are having problems, try removing the add-on and reinstalling it from the Mozilla add-ons page:
Hey guys, sorry for such a delay in getting at least a beta out for version 4.0. Live in Japan and everyone I know was ok thru the earthquake, but I did lose my computer. It did a backflip off the desk and was shattered on the floor when I got home.
Shortly after the earthquake I had a long planned business trip to China which I extended to wait out the Fukushima concerns a bit, and just got back last week.
This FF4.0 compatible release is really nothing fancy and I just know the essentials work, so cant guarantee it will work so great but at least its something to use until there I get the time to make it work proper (sometime after I get a new computer).
In other news I will be open sourcing this and making a Github project for it, so if anyone would like to work together to improve this or add other languages etc, let me know.
In FF4.0, here’s where you would find the Perapera-kun icon:
Step1: Right click on the toolbar and click “customize”
Step 2: Drag the Perapera-kun icon over to the toolbar.
Here are the updates for 2.1:
- Added a checkbox to change to an alternate flag for Chinese in the “Chinese” tab in the add-on’s options dialog
- Added one click to toggle on/off if only 1 language is installed
- Added toolbar icons (right click on the toolbar, click ‘customize’ and you can drag them from here to the toolbar)
- Added a ‘Perapera-kun’ entry to the right-click popup menu, and to the ‘Tools’ menu
- Fixed issue where all of the Chinese definition wasnt being displayed from the CC-CEDICT
- Fixed issue where some incorrect meanings were displayed due to some Simplified hanzi having a different meaning in the Traditional character set
- Tweaked the logo a little bit
I uploaded it to Mozilla today and it usually takes about 2 weeks before it will update everyones automatically so if you don’t want to wait until then, you can get it here:
*Note: Since there were 2 versions existing before I unified Japanese and Chinese in 2.0, if you installed the Chinese version from the addons.mozilla.org site, installing from the above link will cause 2 versions to be installed at once. Simply remove the old one and all will be fine.
Ok, here are the 3 options for the alternative Chinese flag to be incorporated into the next version.
Black ‘wen’ on red:
Black ‘zhong’ on red:
Yello ‘zhong’ on red:
Mozilla has finally got around to approving the new version after sitting 2 weeks in the queue. So for those who haven’t yet, here is the link the pages on the mozilla add-ons site where you can download and install the latest version. Although the Japanese and Chinese versions have now become 1 plugin, I left them both up on separate pages so people who already had them installed would get the update automatically.
I have already been working on the next release, so look for that to appear in the box.net download section on this blog soon (alot sooner than the time between the last update, I promise!! hehe) Since it takes mozilla around 2 weeks to approve, you’ll have it that much sooner from here. Enjoy!
How to install and use
Well its finally released. Here is the new version of Perapera-kun for Firefox. Took a bit longer than I was hoping but I am now happy with what is released. I submitted it to Firefox but they always take forever to actually update it on their site so it is available here first for anyone who wants to try it out. You can find it in the download box in the left or find the direct links to the file at the end of this post. Here are the new features:
- Wordlist Sidebar: Press ‘S’ while displaying an entry to save it to the wordlist. (Also is a “Grab Entries!” button, but more about that in a later post. Stay tuned.) You can add, delete, and export these entries to a file whenever you want.
- Japanese and Chinese united: Now both Japanese and Chinese are handled in 1 plug-in by adding the dictionaries you want.
- Korean support coming very soon! Currenty it will display the romanized pronunciation but I dont have a dictionary to use yet. Can anyone help?
- StatusBar Icon: Now everything is easily controlled via the Perapera-kun status bar icon. Enable multiple languages with one click, options dialog, and more.
- New Chinese-English Dictionary: I now use the open public CCEDICT to feed the entries for Chinese-English. This should fix alot of the inconsistencies the previous dictionary had.
- Chinese-German Dictionary: Uses the HanDeDict open public dictionary for Chinese-German. Please only install 1 Chinese dictionary at a time.
- Supports Japanese to English, French, German, and Russian dictionaries along with the Japanese Names dictionary compiled by polarcloud.com
- Redeigned options dialog that is cleaner and easier to use.
- New icon for the add-on
After you download the add-on you will need to install the dictionary add-on for the language you want to use. For Japanese, visit polarcloud.com to install one of those dictionaries and for Chinese, download the English or German dictionary in my download box or in the links below. Thanks for using and I look forward to your feedback.
**LINKS UPDATED: The following links will now download from Mozilla.
Japanese Dictionaries at Polarcloud.com
In the Box.net applet on the left I uploaded versions that will install and work on Firefox 3.5 but without any of the new features, so this is just a temporary fix until the real version is released.