February 1st, 2006
It’s that time again. Another new version of the zdt is upon us. Files are available on Sourceforge right now. Webpage should be updated tonight.
Here’s some highlights of the new features. Please see the changelog for a list of all the fixes.
Navigation in flashcards. Navigation was added to Pinyin Recall mode in 0.4.2. However, now all flashcard modes support navigation. Plus, you can now “skip” ahead using the forward button if there are words you don’t want to be tested on. Keyboard shortcuts tip: Ctrl-left arrow moves back a card, and Ctrl-right arrow moves forward a card. In Self Review mode, Ctrl-up toggles flipping the card.
Copying externally works better. You can now select multiple entries and copy them. Copying pinyin and pasting now shows the tonemarks instead of numbers. There are now added options to Copy individual characters, pinyin, or definition from the right-click menu on a table.
Annotation view accepts traditional and simplified characters at the same time. No longer need to use the ‘Toggle traditional mode’ (Ctrl-T) function to switch between the two modes in the annotation view.
Annotator tooltip improvements. Got the same treatment as the table tooltips. They should now wrap properly.
Dictionary Test now restricts choices. Instead of using random definitions from the database, it now uses the definitions from the flashcards you’re testing from. This actually seems to make the test more challenging.
Hooks for sound. I’ve added hooks to play sounds in certain views. When the sound plugin is released later this week, you’ll be able to hear sounds play. More details in a few days.
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