Category Archives: firefox

Quick fix for Firefox 43 update

Yes, it’s that time of year again. And I’m not talking about Christmas. Firefox just brought out yet another update which means that the plugins aren’t working again.

We are going to address the issue with Mozilla, but here is a quick fix for now (Thanks Andy!).

“If you feel that you trust all your FF extensions, then you can try the following (AT YOUR OWN RISK) in order to force Perapera to be enabled again.

Go to about:config and enter this in search:
xpinstall.signatures.required

Double-click the value to toggle it to false.

Restart the browser.”

This should get things working again while we get the plugin signed and fix some other problems.

Thanks as always for your support!




Perapera Chinese and Japanese updates for Firefox 40

We have already fixed the previous issues with the latest Firefox update, but Mozilla still hasn’t verified them for Mozilla 40. It’s frustrating, but there’s not much we can do.

In the meantime, you can download the (unverified) updates at the following links:

Chinese Perapera

Japanese Perapera

You may get warnings when downloading them (due to the latest updates not being officially accepted yet), but you can just disregard them. Thanks for your understanding!


Japanese names dictionary is back!

Due to popular demand, we have restored the names dictionary for the latest Japanese Firefox update. Sorry for the long wait. The add-on is currently awaiting approval by Mozilla so it should be released soon. Edit: The update has now been approved. Enjoy!

Cheers

The Perapera Team

We are planning further updates and Japanese-related posts in the near future. To keep up with the latest news and info, follow us on Google+ or like us on Facebook!

Perapera Japanese 9.0 Finished!

Sorry it’s taken this long, but the updated Perapera popup dictionary plugin for Japanese is now finished and has been approved by Mozilla.

Bugs fixed, broken features in latest Firefox unbroken, and the same popup themes the Chinese Plugin users have enjoyed have now been added along with the ability to customize the colors. Enjoy!

Look forward to everyone’s feedback. More good things to come soon!

Perapera Chinese 9.0 Finished!

You asked for it and now it’s here. After being out for most of the past 6 weeks, finally had some time to sit down and finish the Perapera Chinese 9.0 update. The main update, as expected, is the ability to customize the tone colors. The default ones I put in there were what showed up on my Pleco app, but I know people wanted to use other colors as well, so here it is:

Also in this update:

  • Latest entries from the CC-CEDICT as of 1/7/12
  • Fixed the clipboard copy bug to now copy what you would expect
  • Removed some lingering references to the lookupbar which has long since been removed
It is the Mozilla extension review queue, so should be updating for everyone very soon. Look forward to your feedback!
Update: It’s now approved and available here.

Perapera Chinese 8.0 now live!

The updated version of the Perapera Chinese pop-up dictionary and study tool is finally out and available for Firefox! Download it here.

Basic Features

With Perapera Chinese, you use your mouse over any Chinese words on a webpage and it gives you the pronunciation and definition. English, German, & French dictionaries; Pinyin and Zhuyin supported; Simplified or Traditional characters. You can also save and export words for studying later!

Dictionaries

The plugin comes with Chinese-English already installed, but you can install additional dictionaries with the following links:

How to use

Will be uploading a video later explaining how to use the plugin.

Other Details
  • If you have more than one dictionary, you can cycle through with the SHIFT key
  • Supports Simplified and Traditional characters (display either or both)
  • Pinyin with tone numbers or tone marks or Zhuyin (Bopomofo) for pronunciation
  • Shows the Hanzi using tonal colors (one color for each tone) to aid memorizing
  • Save words to a manageable Wordlist and export them later to Anki etc. for studying

We plan to expand this site significantly in the coming weeks and months. Like our Facebook page, or follow us on Twitter to keep up with the latest updates!

Perapera Chinese 8.0 Submitted!

If Firefox can do it than so can we, announcing Perapera Chinese 8.0!

<rant target=”Firefox”>
It has been a struggle with Firefox over the past year with them releasing a new update every week that breaks this plugin. What was once great browser, I personally find now to be extremely annoying, and this latest penis envy pissing contest that Mozilla has where they have to release a new version every week because Chrome has passed them in a meaningless version number is absolutely absurd. Nobody cares what version you are. That thinking is so old, and you should just stop it because you will feel really dumb when you are blasting adds everywhere for Firefox 27 and nobody cares.
</rant>

OK rant is over. I wanted to say I just submitted the new version of Perapera Chinese (version 8.0) to Mozilla for approval, so everyone should be getting that update automatically very soon. For Japanese the update will come shortly after. Many bugs and broken things are now fixed, and of course some great new features as well. We have been working hard here over the last month to get this out the door, and are pleased to announce this next step in our vision for this plugin. We are also pleased to announce that the team is now more than just 1 person and we have a renewed commitment to this project going forward. We will be releasing updates to all the dictionary files every month with all the new entries and definitions.

Here are a summary of the new features and some teaser screenshots:

The plugin comes with Chinese-English already installed, but you can install additional dictionaries with the following links:

  • Chinese-German HanDeDict Dictionary (optional)
  • Chinese-French CFDICT Dictionary (optional)
  • If you have multiple dictionaries, you can cycle through them with SHIFT key
  • Supports Simplified and Traditional characters (display either or both)
  • Pinyin with tone numbers or tone marks or Zhuyin (Bopomofo) for pronunciation
  • Shows the Hanzi using tonal colors (one color for each tone) to aid memorizing
  • Save words to a manageable Wordlist and export them later to Anki etc. for studying

We will have a YouTube video up in a few days showcasing the features and showing how to use.

Showing Simplified and Tradition characters, using Hanzi Tonal Colors and Pinyin w/ Tone Marks. New “Charcoal” theme.
Showing Simplified and Tradition characters, using Hanzi Tonal Colors and Pinyin w/ Tone Marks. New “Sepia” theme.