Language Browser Plugins

Firefox 3 Versions Released! (watch for rough edges)

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:

  1. 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.
  2. 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.
  3. 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: (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

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manchucka June 18, 2008 at 2:39 pm

Rejoice! Thank you.

Mine seems to only be working on simplified characters and not on traditional characters though.

underthemoon June 19, 2008 at 9:32 am

Thank you so much! This is one of my favorites add-ons!

mricon June 19, 2008 at 11:39 pm

I actually much prefer having a local dictionary instead of doing remote lookups. This means I can take my laptop with me on a train and still be able to use the plugin. Perhaps we could have either/or?


kenner116 June 20, 2008 at 12:49 am

I’ll second the preference for the local dictionary file instead of online lookup. Having an instantaneous translation pop up for each character is great, and online lookup would add a delay to that. Even the default delay is a bit too long, so it’s great that there is an option to lower it to 1 ms.

defineme3 June 20, 2008 at 12:50 pm

I couldn’t find your email, so I’ll just leave mine.
[email protected]

Please email me when traditional is added.

Much appreciation!

defineme3 June 20, 2008 at 12:56 pm

Also, I installed the file on the sandbox but it is not working for me. It only highlights the word, but does not have the popup with the definition and pronunciation.

Is there something that I’m doing wrong?

Much appreciation.

turtlewind June 21, 2008 at 1:27 am

The keyboard toggle isn’t working for me – both the main toggle and the lookup bar toggle shortcuts don’t work (although if I load it from the menu it works fine). This is for both the final version of FF3 on Windows, and the release candidate on Ubuntu (Kubuntu 8.04). Sorry if this isn’t the place to give a bug report, but it’s the only place I could find.

thepaceisglacial June 22, 2008 at 11:46 pm

Everything is working smoothly with Firefox 3 except for the names dictionary. I used to hit enter twice and the names dictionary would kick in but now it doesn’t. Is this just happneing for me or is it a known bug?

Will this be fixed or should I revert back to FF2?

Mateus July 25, 2008 at 11:56 am

Love your work. But I have to ask, will you produce an English to Japanese version? Does such a thing exist? I teach English in Japan, and there certainly is a demand for it.

Amy January 10, 2010 at 12:00 pm

I’ve always wondered about the lookup bar. It used to work when it was the Rikaichan lookup bar, but never got the Perapera lookup bar to work.

I’m only using Perapera now for Japanese and Chinese, but my lookup bar won’t work now. Any ideas?


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