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Olle Linge

Hi!

I tried it out for a few minutes, so I'm sorry if I have overlooked something:

  • Works well in general
  • Do the colours mean anything?
  • Can you do anything with marked words? Otherwise there's no difference between marking and showing Pinyin?
  • The definitions are almost too non-intrusive (annoyingly far from where I'm reading)

Just a few quick thoughts.

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querido

The definition being on the bottom, always in the same place and very smooth in operation, looks better than most popups I've seen.

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Demonic_Duck

You might want to find another way to show segmentation, colouring of characters is strongly associated with tones in the minds of many Chinese learners (many widely-used tools and websites use it).

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Shelley

I associate the colours with tones. I thought that was what is was and was confused.

 

1st - red, 2nd - green, 3rd - purple,  4th  - blue and grey for neutral. Seems to be a widely used standard.

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Olle Linge

 

You might want to find another way to show segmentation, colouring of characters is strongly associated with tones in the minds of many Chinese learners (many widely-used tools and websites use it).

Yes, that's what threw me off.

Regarding the placement of the definitions, I don't think it's a problem, really, it might even be better to have them slightly out of the way so you don't rely too much on the dictionary when reading.

Suggested function: Copy all marked words to the clipboard or otherwise export them (with pronunciation and definition).

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