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Japanese Learning Suite new release!

Postby phreadom » Sat 04.15.2006 4:34 am

We just released the Japanese Learning Suite version 2.3.2, with a bunch of new features and bug fixes etc. Here is a screenshot of the main program with a few of the sub-programs open, as well as a diagram of the menu layout so that you can see all of the options available! (click on them to view the full-size versions)

This program is completely free, with due credit to the various contributors and inspirations, so please feel free to download and use it and give us feedback if you have ideas for improvement or if you find any bugs or errors.

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We hope that everyone enjoys this new release as much as we do!

Here is a quick summary of the changes since our first release:

v2.0
1/26/2006
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-Initial release.

v2.2
3/18/2006
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-Added on, kun, and nanori quizzing to kana and kanji forms.
-Added kanji stroke order for about 1300 kanji.
-Added practice sheet printing for kana and kanji.
-Added recognition forms for kana and kanji.
-Started the help section.
-Broke 8th grade into 5 groups.
-Fixed a few bugs.

v2.2.1
3/25/2006
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-Added printer dialog for kana and kanji practice sheet printing.
-Added kanji reading form.

v2.3
4/13/2006
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-Added challenge mode to kanji reverse.
-Added kana match form.
-Added interval timer to kanji flash.
-Added kanji pop up form.

v2.3.2
4/14/2006
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-Changed layout of kanji lookup.
-Changed layout of kanji pop up.
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RE: Japanese Learning Suite new release!

Postby Machina Maw » Sat 04.15.2006 5:10 am

Wowww. It looks pretty flashy. :)
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RE: Japanese Learning Suite new release!

Postby phreadom » Sat 04.15.2006 6:17 am

Thanks! :D

I'm working on updating the website right now. With all the new features in the new version, and the way the menu has been modified to fit all the new features, I need to do quite a bit of work to get the website up to date, much less finished. ;)
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RE: Japanese Learning Suite new release!

Postby TokyoRoze » Sat 04.15.2006 10:30 am

Its so pretty
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RE: Japanese Learning Suite new release!

Postby kanadajin » Sat 04.15.2006 2:02 pm

Yeah, It looks great :D
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RE: Japanese Learning Suite new release!

Postby Hark » Sat 04.15.2006 2:45 pm

Wow, great work! :)
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RE: Japanese Learning Suite new release!

Postby Sachi » Sat 04.15.2006 3:39 pm

It looks really fantastic, but it doesn't work on Macs does it... :( Sometimes I wish I had a PC, but I love my Mac ;)

Still, great work! :D
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RE: Japanese Learning Suite new release!

Postby Shibakoen » Sat 04.15.2006 5:22 pm

Sachi wrote:
It looks really fantastic, but it doesn't work on Macs does it... :( Sometimes I wish I had a PC, but I love my Mac ;)


I can't wait to buy a new Mac now that you can use Windows, too!!
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RE: Japanese Learning Suite new release!

Postby phreadom » Sat 04.15.2006 6:14 pm

Sachi wrote:
It looks really fantastic, but it doesn't work on Macs does it... :( Sometimes I wish I had a PC, but I love my Mac ;)

Still, great work! :D


I'm looking at getting a mac next as well... what we might do, is try to port this to use Mono (basically a unix version of .NET) to see if this can't be ported to Mac OS X, Linux etc.

I have a lot of friends that are non-windows people, and I feel bad leaving them out.

Thanks for the good word! :D
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Postby Shibakoen » Sat 04.15.2006 6:32 pm

I read in the NYTimes the other day that now there's a Beta for a program where you can use OSX, Linux, and Windows all at the same time. I really think this might be a new obstacle for viruses and spywear. Now if one version of your OS is infected you can just delete it and move on with a new one.
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RE: Japanese Learning Suite new release!

Postby phreadom » Sat 04.15.2006 6:47 pm

Shibakoen wrote:
I read in the NYTimes the other day that now there's a Beta for a program where you can use OSX, Linux, and Windows all at the same time. I really think this might be a new obstacle for viruses and spywear. Now if one version of your OS is infected you can just delete it and move on with a new one.


Parallel Workstation perhaps? :)
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RE: Japanese Learning Suite new release!

Postby phreadom » Sun 04.23.2006 2:05 pm

Well, coco requested that we move the comments off of the front page and into this forum thread... so here we are. :)

I should probably add a link from the news comments to here so that people will be able to find this thread. :)
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RE: Japanese Learning Suite new release!

Postby kanadajin » Sun 04.23.2006 9:26 pm

A link from where, Your website?
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RE: Japanese Learning Suite new release!

Postby phreadom » Sun 04.23.2006 9:43 pm

From the front page news comments on this site to this thread here on the forums.

I suppose I could add a link to the JLS website as well...

I'm working on a Frequently Asked Questions list to add to the bottom of the Downloads page... I could add a link to here for people who want to chat about stuff. :)
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Postby kanadajin » Sun 04.23.2006 10:02 pm

ooh okay :D
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