Traditional Vocabulary Section

October 10, 2009, 04:00 PM posted in General Discussion

Simplified hanzi have charm, but not my focus. I study and communicate with friends in Traditional. A vocabulary section that presents Traditional characters would be considered complete rather than superfluous.

If i've missed the place to set the option for Traditional characters in the Vocabulary section, please let me know.

It seems the exercise software uses some kind of mapping between Traditional and Simplified because my initial list uses Traditional, and the activities use Simplified versions. The exercise software is aware of the elements of my list, and should use those elements. A simple option of Traditional or Simplified should be all the software needs to know before deciding the form of the character to display for the case where learners want to practice in both. This option should default to the user's setting. 

Do get Traditional in the Vocabulary exercises, because doing so will dramatically raise the value of the exercises for me, and enable me to work at my pace (without having to convert Simplified to Traditional myself). It appears that the effort required to do so would not be prohibitive.

Thank you

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October 10, 2009, 07:32 PM

Hi @three,

I posted the exact same question a couple of weeks ago on this thread.  John's reply was,

We'll definitely be fixing these issues very soon when we replace the flashcard functionality, and we can make the fix to the matching game at the same time.

So, it looks like its in the works.

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October 13, 2009, 12:33 AM

Super tvan! Thanks!

Very good news indeed. gonna read through your thread.