Major Performance Boost, Tagalog, Integrated Review in iOS and more Updates for Oct 19, 2022
For the Japanese part of this site, sometimes I get to the last page of the text and it doesn't line up properly. I don't know if It's because I adjusted the font to make it larger, but it is really annoying and always happens on the last page of the text.
@johnjacob Can you take a screenshot of that and send it to support(at)lingq.com? Thanks!
I'd like to have the feature that allows me to collect beautiful well-written sentence. Sometimes when I read a sentence I want to mark it to my personal sentence bank in case when I do my own writing, I can have some inspiration from it. However, it only support copying sentence or lingqing words or phrases.
We have never had a way to save sentences. But, you are able to save up to 8 word phrases. We like the focus to be on saving shorter recurring phrases, ideally 2 to 5 words, that you can reuse rather than full sentences which are much less likely to ever be reused. Having said that, we know some of you do have your reasons for wanting to save sentences so it’s something we may look at in the future.
In German is very useful to be able to save the entire sentence when there are separate verbs. Unfortunately in many cases it exceeds the maximum words allowed leaving out the verb at the beginning or the particle at the end of the sentence. Increasing from 8 to 15 words would help a lot. Many times the entire sentence is just 2 or 3 words more.
On the website Lingq, if you're not able to copy the whole sentence, you could bring up the "print lesson", copy the sentence and put it into a new lesson (your personal sentence bank lesson...or lessons).
Does anybody else have problems with the entire interface after the recent update? I can not open any lesson properly anymore..
I'm using chrome, by the way, hopefully this can be resolved
We’re not really aware of any issues. What specific issues are you having?
The problems seem to have disappeared over night, maybe it had to do with my own computer :-)
Anyhow, thanks for the update, everything is working fine once again!
Will any of these latest upgrades allow me to receive lingqs of the day in a timely manner or maintain my definitions as i post them?
What do you mean by "a timely manner"? Are you not getting them sent every day? Or, you want them sent at a specific time which you can set? Also, not clear what you mean by maintaining definitions.
I want them to appear in my inbox at the same time of day, and yes, every day. I've already brought up this topic of my definitions getting overridden and edited to another default definition in other forum threads.
Definitions being overwritten is not something that should be possible. Are you able to provide examples of this happening so we can try and figure out what is going on there? We are also looking into the LingQs of the day email timing. They should appear at the same time each day, you are right.
That shouldn't be possible"
Do you have examples of meanings that you created recently that have had this happen to them. It may be that it was happening months ago and you are still encountering these changes now. On that other thread it sounds like changes were made. But, if those meanings were somehow changed before the issue was resolved, we won't be able to change them back.
If you are seeing this still happening for meanings you've created recently, that means there is still some kind of issue. If you see this, please share some of those words so we can follow up. This is a strange issue since in our testing we can't make this happen at all no matter what we do.
I've just realized that in view sentence mode (iOS) there are 2 awesome features.
Show vocabulary is very useful, it's a lot faster then clicking word by word.
The turtle icon for audio is awesome as well. The voice (in German) seems a lot better than regular speed. It's a lot more understandable.
I like these features. but the turtle seems to read at the same speed as normal (even though it says 2/3 speed) in French for me.
Btw I am on Safari in the browser right now and it is sooo slow . Typing is almost impossible in the forums and on writing exchange. Reading/lingqing is fine. Sometimes I have to switch to Chrome even though I prefer Safari --Chrome can be a resource hog on my computer-- because it is impossible to type here.
The turtle only works with the timestamped audio at the moment. If you are in a lesson without an audio file, the TTS audio is not affected. I've reported this so we'll see if we can get that working too. No idea what your issue in Safari is. I'm using Safari now and having no problems. Is it the latest version of Safari?
As far as I know it it the latest version of Safari….my problem is when writing in the forums or especially the writing exchange editing section. It’s almost unusable because the lag is so long. In Chrone it’s ok. I had tried on iOS too and the writing exchange also didn’t really work on Safari in iOS. But here (on iOS now) the forums seem fine
there is no real reason that should happen on Safari and not in other browsers. I have that happen sometimes on a variety of apps on my Mac. At any rate, let us know if that seems to continue happening to you but it will be hard for us to fix if we can't recreate it ourselves.
A couple of comments on the Android app.
- It is still not possible to turn pages by pressing the margins as far as I can see. This works on the web reader and the iOS app. Hopefully it comes soon to the Android app.
- The Android app appears now to have adopted an annoying feature from the iOS app. When adding tags to a lingq, the add button is on the right of the list of existing tags instead of on the left, meaning we often have to scroll to the right of this list if there are already a lot of tags. Previously it was on the left and was more convenient.
Hi Colin, regarding the add tag button - thanks for brining this up. We'll move this to the left on both apps.
Regarding the iOS 16 Lock Screen widgets it would be so cool if it showed us how many hours of listening we have for the last 7 days! or how many words read for the last 7 days!
It would be nice to be able to customize these over time.
Thank you for the update~! I noticed today my streak icon is grayed out, eve though I have met my target. Did something happen in that regard?
Another problem I have noticed is that since this morning, the "finish lesson" button doesn't work on iOS.
Thanks, we're looking into that. I did manage to get it to work after switching back and forth with sentence view and trying a few more times. Obviously, not ideal but for now it should work eventually.
The centre is shaded but the outside should be a solid colour based on your 30-day activity. See the different activity levels in this question from our Knowledge Base https://lingq.wixanswers.com/kb/en/article/whats-the-streak-and-how-do-i-maintain-it.
What I mean is that the whole thing is gray on iOS despite my activity ( on desktop it is gold. Here it is grayed out like I have missed my steak even though as you can see I haven’t.)
Ahh..yes, the iOS app still needs to have its icons fully replaced. That is the old version showing still.
Is the streak icon still showing grey for you? It seems to be working properly for me now.
it was yesterday when you posted this, but today it is back to colored!! thank you. :)
Any plans to fix the audio controls in the android app? It's basically unusable imo, how it keeps switching what view I'm in just because you missed the back 5 sec button by one pixel. Why not make switching views be intentional with dedicated buttons that don't get hit by accident? Along with making the audio controls available in all views instead of having to switch views to get to the speed control.
And the app moved words to known without warning me.
(and my personal gripe that probably affects no one else is that copying text in the app is basically impossible)
On the last point, you can turn off the setting which moves words automatically.
At least on the desktop it warns you if you forget to set a blue word. I have that turned off on desktop, why would that setting be different on the app?
I'm not sure if this is what you mean but the warning has a "don't show me this again" checkbox. If you've ticked it, you won't see it again. Having said that, there is no tremendous downside to making words known. Just click on them when you get to that page and create LingQs for them like usual.
The app moves words to known when you page. As ericb100 says, you can turn this off. As for the audio controls, we will see if we can expand the tappable area of the rewind button. We always have to trade off adding clutter while preserving functionality.
The synchronized view (the other view besides "full text" and "sentence mode", the one with the speed control) looks like the controls are pretty good, but there's no pinyin. I'd prefer page turning to scrolling, but I could get used to scrolling if there were pinyin. But the other two views, I don't see how anyone could use them, you'd have to be a precision button pressing ninja.
I of course turned off the auto-lingqing on the desktop, but if you finish the lesson and leave a word blue, at least it gives you a warning before moving them to known. I don't believe I hit "don't show me again" on the app, since I've barely used the app due to the button press issue. I only did the accidentally known stuff today cause I was trying to check out the new "all time stats" on the app just to see. The one through five scale on the words is pretty much the core feature of lingq (along with words read stats), seems bizarre to shortcut that especially as the default. You could use any free e-reader if that's what you're doing.
There is a setting to show the status bar permanently. It is off by default so as not to overwhelm new users.
A lot of great fixes and improvements in these past updates. Thanks to you and the team for all the great work.
My main L2 finally being on LingQ is really cool. Good job team!
* Fix to default reader font
Is this the weird issue where it would default to papayrus or something?
Honestly, I'm not sure but hopefully any font issues have been resolved. :p