Lessons formatting trickery

SergeyFM ru Russian Federation

Dear Learners,

LingQ encourages us to import content we like and do learning without leaving the platform. I understand this approach and like the idea of LingQ being my main entry point to the language.


LingQ destroys the formatting of a content, often making it rather incomprehensible or less easy to read to say the least. Sometimes formatting is shown correctly on a portal and within the application, which means it is technically possible to apply formatting in a right way.

Below I attached the screenshots displaying the problem. First screenshot pictures me editing the lesson - the formatting is intact. Second one - the result. I think no additional comments are needed.


Zoran gave a good advice to use special markers, I appreciate his help and tried it. It works - set end-of-sentence marker to make sure next sentence is on a new line, but this is not what I was asking about.

It feels cumbersome and such actions are really unnecessary - they take from our time we could better spend on actually learning.

So my initial request stands - please fix the buggy editor. Creating and reading text material - is the core LingQ functionality after all!

1. Editing the lesson the way it should be.


2. The result.


I'm definitely not the first LingQ user who brings up this problem. I searched the forum and found several threads on this topic. No answer though!

Still there is a chance I just don't get some trivial thing, if there is an easy way to make sure formatting of the text is kept - let me know immediately!

If you made it this far, thanks for reading this.

July 14 在 13:55
  • 管理員
    zoran rs Serbia

    Have you tried with end sentence markers? That should solve your problem and fix the formatting.

    July 14 在 19:44
    • SergeyFM ru Russian Federation

      I use standard "CR LF" marker, isn't that enough?

      Anyway, thank you for the tip, I'll check what those markers are and try them.

      July 14 在 19:59
      • abba_nascimento br Brazil

        I solved this problem by marking the end of the sentence.

        July 14 在 22:39
        • clausagerskov dk Denmark

          how does one mark the end of sentences?

          In japanese, using the Japanese 。 full stop is ignored and newlines are simply deleted

          July 20 在 21:52
          • 管理員
            zoran rs Serbia

            On the Edit Lesson page you will see Show/Hide Sentences button on the left. Click on it and the additional button to Mark end of Sentence will appear. Then you can just simple manually add End Sentence markers wherever you want.

            July 21 在 06:57
            • clausagerskov dk Denmark

              doesnt work in japanese. have to manually copy paste [:]

              July 21 在 11:03