[Suggestion] Add "highlighter" feature for Pleco Reader

#1
Hello,

so, when I'm reading something with Pleco Reader I usually understand most of the sentences thanks to the pop-up definition feature. However, sometimes there are whole sentences I don't get regardless and usually I "collect" them and later on ask natives about them. However, I think it's kind of tedious having to manually copy each sentence and paste it somewhere. That's why I think it would be useful to implement a way of highlighting sentences (and afterwards having them automatically saved to a database). This way, I can just mark the sentences I don't understand and later on view them in the list where they are saved. Maybe there even could be different colours, so that one can categorise them like Yellow = "Sentences I don't understand" and Red = "Expressions I'd like to learn" etc. What do you think of this idea?
 
#2
i paste difficult sentences into google translate. although the translation may be a little off, in 95% of the cases, it gives me enough clues to unravel the exact meaning. hence, rather than mechanics for later consultation, i would like integration with google translate, to be able to translate within pleco. as offered fx by wechat with bing.
 

mikelove

皇帝
Staff member
#3
Mostly implemented for 4.0, though it's still on the bubble in terms of possibly getting punted to a later update if we can't finish it efficiently.
 
#4
i paste difficult sentences into google translate. although the translation may be a little off, in 95% of the cases, it gives me enough clues to unravel the exact meaning. hence, rather than mechanics for later consultation, i would like integration with google translate, to be able to translate within pleco. as offered fx by wechat with bing.
Quick tip: Give the bing translator a try (http://www.bing.com/translator). I find it generally gives better results than google translate.
 
#5
bing is definitely not bad. i find that, for the texts im translating, it beats google on ~1 out of 3. having access from pleco to both google and bing would be perfect. even when both are wrong, they complement each other with the clues provided. actually, i would like a combined access to translate via both google and bing through "one click".
 

mikelove

皇帝
Staff member
#7
No dates, not even internally; it'll be done when it's done, we want to get it right + not leave a lot of stuff dangling or half-finished.
 
#8
let me revise my previous assesment of bing translate versus google translate. it is probably a tie. so i would definitely like pleco to integrate with both. i would like to hear about the experience of others wrt bing vs google! with very advanced texts?
 
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