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General Discussion / Website Down
« on: November 10, 2006, 04:57:36 PM »
I've been referring lots of friends to check out Stackz, as it is my 'fav!  BUT, your website has been offline an awfuly lot lately  ???  Not sure if you are aware if this, but quite often is just unreachable.  This was never an issue in the past, but has been happening over the past month ar so.

New Internet Explorer Japanese Dictionary Plugin:

It works like Rikaichan in that you hover over a word and the definitions and readings are displayed.  Plus there are example sentences.  Plus with a simple click you can add the word to a vocabulary list for later study in the best flashcard program around for EFFICIENT study.  Plus, there are already tons of ready-made lists available that other people have created available to download.

There are currently two Japanese browser dictionary plugins that I am aware of: jBrowse for IE and Rikaichan for Firefox.  I use Stackz/Kanjibrowse for looking up words as I browse Japanese websites, plus I often import the word that I just looked up into my flashcard file for later efficient study.

Now, a great idea that would be to create a plugin like that mentioned above, with the potential to reach out to many people.  How? Make an IE and Firefox plugin based on Kanjibrowse that is freeware like rikaichan.  Rikaichan really dose this better than jBrowse, so I think they would be the ones to improve upon.  I'm picturing it working like Rikaichan in that when a Japanese word is moused over, a little popup appears with the reading in katakana or hiragana and definition (and perhaps example sentences in the future).  The Stackz concept enters because the popup has a little link down in the bottom: "Add word for learning."  Clicking this link would automatically add the word to their current lesson in Stackz. In the unregistered version, the user can be told that this is a feature for Stackz users with a link to the website for more information.

Anyhow, just a thought.  I guess I love your programs so much that I want other people to know about it because I think they'll find them invaluable for learning Japanese.

Stackz - Solved Issues / Kanjibrowze and Japanese Sample Sentences
« on: October 08, 2006, 07:23:19 AM »
I would love to see integrated sentences from the Tanaka corpus integated with the dictionary - often it takes seeing a few examples to get a feel for the real meaning/use of a word, and example sentences help.  To take it a step further, I'd like to be able to select an example sentence and store it in one of the Stackz file fields along with the reading, definition, etc. when I pull a word into Stackz from the dictionary.

Stackz - New Feature Requests / Kanjibrowse and EPWING Support
« on: October 08, 2006, 07:20:22 AM »
I would love to see kanjibrowze branch out and support other dictionary formats, especially EPWING, which offers a variety of dictionaries, including EIJIRO.

Stackz - New Feature Requests / Stackz dictionary - direct opening.
« on: October 08, 2006, 07:06:02 AM »
I wish there were a way to directly open kanjibrowze from a shortcut with the "paste from clipboard" option enabled.  As it is, I have to open Stackz, then open the dictionary, then click on the paste from clipboard button.  I love the integration of Stackz and Kanjibrowze since whenever I lookup a word I can easily add it to a Stackz file for later study, and from the clipboard is awesome since no matter where I come across an unkown word I can easily look it up.  I'd just like to be able to do it more easily since I find myself using Stackz in this way so often  :)

Stackz - New Feature Requests / Submit example sentences
« on: June 02, 2006, 03:39:38 PM »
Just another thought regarding example sentences.  I'm sure Stackz users sometimes have to create their own example sentences.  I wonder if there could be an automatic way to submit to Jim Breene (normal page is via example words that don't yet have example sentences.  This might be an easy way for Stackz users to give back a bit to a project that has benefited them so much.

Stackz - Solved Issues / & changed to _
« on: April 16, 2006, 03:15:31 PM »
In all of my questions/answers, the "&" character is replaced with the "_" character when they are displayed in a test dialog.  However, the character still shows up as "&" if I enter card edit mode.  Using English as the specified field language.

Stackz - Solved Issues / Import Limitation
« on: April 12, 2006, 09:24:20 PM »
Not really sure if this is my fault or the program's fault, but when I try to copy a very large number of lines to the list import wizart (around 700 or so), it gets cut off at around line 132.  I got around this by importing from a file instead, but just thought I'd mention it.  Thanks!

PS - I wish you'd change the title of this folder - I almost feel guilty posting here because I don't want to sound like I'm complaining!  Perhaps, "Limitations You'de Like Improved"?

General Discussion / Importing Into Lessons - Is there a way?
« on: April 11, 2006, 04:39:26 AM »
I have an excel file that is several thousand items long.  I want to import it into stacks, but into manageable lessons.   Is there any way to do it with the current setup of stackz or will I just have to do this manually?  I have a field in the original file named "Lesson" that could be used to group the similar cards together.  Thanks for your advice!

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