I get about 3 emails/month asking me to do a Korean version of Perakun. I would totally be up for doing it, I guess theres only 2 problems with me doing it.
1. Is there a free dictionary available like the EDICT for Japanese, or CEDICT for Chinese?
2.This is the big one. I dont know Korean, so I would need an algorithm or way to convert verbs and adjectives to their dictionary form. I dont know how to conjugate Korean verbs and adjectives (if they are conjugated) or turning any other part of speech in Korean into their dictionary form. If someone knows if this software exists, or is studying Korean and would be willing to help with that part of the project, I would love to do this plugin.
Post a comment, or email me if you know the answers to these 2 or would like to help out with making a Korean Pera-kun. Thanks.
Ok, Im in the programming mood lately and am looking to update perakun and wonder what you guys think should be added.
Just to put this out there. Im moving back to Japan (lived there 2 years before) real soon and sooner if I already had a job lined up, so I figured I’d see if any of you currently living in nippon could help with my jobsearch. I taught english over there before and am probably going to do that again, but I also have a Physics degree, am currently working as an engineer, and have been programming since I was 14, so I am looking for some leads on a more technical job too if thats possible.
How is the job climate overthere? Things seem like they might be pretty tough and economically it doenst make a lot of sense probably to make a move internationally but if I dont do it now (again), more time will just pass with me not living where I want to.
Anyways, if anyone does know of some kind of job in Japan, please do send, and I’ll more than pay you back a cup of coffee hehe
Ive seen alot of action lately of box.net files and I really dont know why. Since google released their browser I havent even touched Firefox and dont have it installed on my new computer. I would update the plugin if some new version was released which made the plugins compatible but that doesnt seem to be the case yet. So im kinda confused why there has been download action. Because of work I have no time to work on this project, but still have things I would like to add when I do get time.
I just created a “Known Issues” page that you can now see up top here where I will keep a running list of things that I need to fix. Thanks.
I was hoping to have some more time before the mozilla guys released Firefox 3, but today was the day, so yesterday I took the day off to get something ready by day 1 (and to play some MGS4). Happy to say I got the main issues worked out and have a usable version to release.
Some new things you will see added is the new icons, now a smiley blue icon, and the new options dialog, both a la polarcloud, thank you!
This release doesnt have some of the features I’ve really been wanting to add like:
- Saving words into a personal vocab file in the sidebar or integrating it with a website for vocab study, but I might have something in the works coming up for that.
- Online dictionary lookup (working with someone on this) instead of a local file which will decrease plugin size and allow the dictionary to grow with time.
- A feature to highlight words on webpages that are already in your vocab folder so that when you see them it will trigger to you that you should know them.
Anyways, dispite some rough edges still left to file off, I have submitted the workable version over at the mozilla add-ons page that will go live for auto-update as soon as it gets out of the sandbox reviewing process, in the meantime you can use plugin on my “box” here to the left, so enjoy, and once again I would like to thank all who have donated! It was definately the inspiration for me to get this out in sync with the new Firefox release, so this is for you guys!
ps. there are updated dictionary files to install with the new perapera-kun that you can get from polarcloud’s website: http://www.polarcloud.com/rikaichan/ (scroll down and install the dictionary of your choice)
pps. this is only working with simplified characters at the moment…a temp fix will be released on this site very soon to fix that, email me if you want to be notified when its released
I just installed RC1 and indeed the plugins do not work even though they were fine thru the beta. I am working on this and my goal is to have it working by the time Firefox3 is released. So maybe 2 weeks. ???????????????
Not enough to push out an update, but for those you really want to use this with the Firefox 3 Betas, you can download compatible versions in my “Box” on the left here. Uninstall the old versions first. Enjoy!
PS: Thank you to those who have already donated! I’ll be working hard this weekend on getting a new version of this out soon!
Is Chinese or Japanese Perapera-kun worth a cup of coffee?
My philosophy toward free software is that if I met the person who coded some program that really helped me out or I used alot, sure I would offer to buy him a coffee or a beer for his troubles.
So if this has helped you at to some degree in your studies or your profession (I know more than a few people who use this almost full time in their jobs) I encourage you to donate the cost of a cup of coffee by clicking on the donation link on the left of the screen.
Besides making my efforts feel appreciated, this will greatly motivate me to get the updates I want to do faster and write some other plug-ins and language related software I have been thinking of creating. Thank you.
I’m excited to finally be working on a new version and here is a list of major changes I will be implementing:
- Can save vocabulary words to a sidebar for easy viewing & reviewing
- Choose example sentences to be saved with your word
- Saved words can be highlighted when you view other websites
- Redesigned settings dialog thats easier to use
- Easier way to save words, no more CTRL key confict!
- Possible integration with a Chinese/Japanese study site
- Better looking pop-up box
- A sounds option to pronounce those tones on the words
Wow embarrassing how old that last post was but alot has happened in the past year including moving back to America and a career change. My new career and job has sucked up all the my time but now I have settled in and can work on my side projects again.
Anyways, here’s the new. I will release a minor update of the plug-in so that it works with Firefox 3 this weekend. The next update will be huge and I will be devoting time to it regularly now so the update will come in a reasonable time frame.
I thank all the people who have downloaded, reviewed, commented and sent me feedback. I have had some good dialogs with many of you, and have a really good feel for what will be changed in the next version.