Kodansha Kanji Learner's Course with vocabulary – revised
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At this time, it is not possible to add shared decks directly to your AnkiWeb account - they need to be added from the desktop then synchronized to AnkiWeb.
I needed to add padding to the bottom of imgBg on AnkiDroid to avoid the kanji getting cut off at the bottom. It seems like the answer buttons are on top of the webview, there.
Edited: After looking around at other decks and the helpful replies to the original feedback here I've changed my vote. I'm now leaning toward "kanji-keyword focused" and "vocab focused" review being complementary and this has been my favorite "keyword-focused" deck, especially because of its templates.
As for AnkiDroid: Which device? This might be a case of differing display dimensions, it works properly on mine.
Though I also forgot to upload an update which both vertically centers the imgBg/kanji again on mobile and hides the vocab behind hovering/clicking on the readings. The current version has it.
[Anyway, you might instead like the version "Kodansha Kanji Learner's Guide Anki Deck with Audio" (iirc not available on AnkiWeb, see google), which started with the original Anki deck and created proper extra notes for the vocab with added audio.]
so thank you so much for your effort, it is a great resource to have along with the physical books.
I have just got the book and the additional reading sentences practice vol. 1 - vol. 5, which are in print
by the author of the KKLC, Andrew Scott Conning
There is one difference I found in the keyword compared to the book. Take #296 凶. Deck says BAD LUCK ・ ATROCIOUS, but the book says MISFORTUNE ・ EVIL. Not a problem for me.
I changed it so extra information other than the keyword is hidden behind a "show more" button.
Thank you very much. Please read the description of the deck, it's worth it.
I also had a deck update that hides the vocab behind a moveover/clicking on the readings… seems I forgot to upload it, oops.
besides your belittering answer, i did get an email now that you edited you comment.
First of all now looking at this again with a fresh eye, I can totally see the work you put into this and especially the design, which is superb. And as i make anki decks myself I know that you can change the template no problem.
However, despite this is still think that an akhi card should never show more than what you are supposed to learn, so I stand by my opinion that your deck if flawed in that sense. It is addressable however, for example by hiding it behind a more information spoiler.
Also, I do understand your emotional reaction to my downvote, as you totally must have put a lot a work into this.
I think that showing all relevant info on mouseover, or holding touch is a cool idea.
Generally what i meant with too much information was not too much information in general, but at once. From what I understand about learning, it is better to learn things in the smallest steps sensible.
e.g. teaching the following in separate steps (cards in ANKI speak): most common ON, most common KUN, english keyword, vocab use of most common ON, vocab use of most common KUN, strokeorder, secondary ON, secondary KUN, vocab use of secondary ON, vocab use of secondary KUN. I am not opposed for to having multiple readings at once out of practicality, but they should be releated. e.g. some vocab have both しょう、そう or しょう、ちょう due to historical reasons. Also multiple reading due to Rendaku like ほう、ぼう、[っ]ぽう or other sound sandhi like おう→のう, teaching these in once step would be fine in my opinion
This is a kanji deck. The vocab – I tried to have one for each distinct meaning, as suggested by the app – is not the learning content. It's also suggested to not learn more than the kanji & its on-readings at a time. Moreover:
**Note templates are editable.** For instance, vocab past the fourth can simply be removed from view, which matches roughly the number that the original deck effectively had for each note.
I don't see what else possibly makes sense to remove. So is this what you meant?
*edit:* One year later and no reply, neat.
Thanks for the edit. I respect that detail a whole lot more than five fairly nondescript/vague words. Thank you also for understanding. OFC it's perfectly valid you have that opinion no matter what I say.
Just to be clear: Is it only the vocab (or only its readings/translations) that you think is "more than what you are supposed to learn"? Or (also) the kun-readings? Anything else?
(When possible on desktop/in landscape, the vocab now actually moves to the border / out of the way, unlike the first screenshot suggests. Some vocab also needs to be present — part of why it's also in the book — so as to further disambiguate the keywords, etc.)
I do now agree though it could be neat to – at least on mobile / in portrait mode – have the vocab in its entirety only be shown on mouseover/touch of the reading segment. That would also obviate forcing the kanji to the bottom. Is this the tangible change you mean?
[Anyway, I'll definitely add a contact thread in the forums with the next update…]
There seems to be a problem with one of the notes - when clicking on 'check database' in the Anki IOS app it states that 1 note was deleted due to wrong field count. I figured out this is on note 1768 SCOLD.
I had to reimport this single note back into the deck, but otherwise no other issues.
While others may find the coloured strokes problematic, if you actually write the characters on a piece of scratch paper (or just with a finger when your pen runs dry) like the KKLC author recommends then it's very helpful, compared to a mono-colour font where additional guide strokes have to be added to show where one stroke ends and another begins. The slightly cursive writing is also welcome, it'd be problematic after all to marry oneself too closely with the system font when stylised calligraphy is as popular as it is.
I do have a small issue with some Recall type cards being too similar. For example, 面 (#175) and 顔 (#180) both have the exact same keyword: FACE.
I suggest adding some of the minor keywords from KKLC to distinguish them. I.e. 面 would be "FACE; facet; surface; mask".
Edit: Thank you for the large update! I'd say it's flawless now, good job.
Aside from that, the id number is now shown again (on the back cards' bottom left). It's barely visible though since one probably doesn't care about it most of the time.
edit: So, my response stands with your comment. I think that the multicolored background kanji both makes all the foreground text very difficult to read, and it's often hard to read itself due to the foreground text. The layout isn't intuitive. On no web page or study tool do you expect the background information behind the text content to be the primary thing that deserves your first attention. It just doesn't make sense. I'm not speaking out of my ass either. I'm a professional UI / UX web developer.
edit 2: Anyway, I think the reasoning for me disliking it is clear, and your reasoning for your design choices are clear. If someone likes it, all power to them. It's just a design that I don't really like and my vote reflects that. I just really wish there was a comment chain tool so we didn't have to talk back and forth like this haha.
So here's three chances:
1. There's a typeface kanji now to be uncommented via the card type editor (won't do it by default as I still think it's redundant). Dunno if that's exactly what you meant.
2. The "recognition" card's front is now a typeface by default. Dynamic size for fonts is relatively new, so YMMV for the rendering (on desktop Anki 2.1 is required). Also, I recommend getting the YuKyokasho font from macOS Sierra.
3. Clicking on the reading of the first entry on the back now opens Reinaert Albrecht's mnemonics site, in my opinion the next best alternative to the
edit: As does my reply, since I honestly don't follow how your eyes nor intuition perceive this: The transparent layer and large kanji's opacity makes takes the FG text easy to read, its colors are distinct. The kanji's structure is clearly visible on the front recognition card, again in the FG text, also the mental retracing for memorization dissolves into mostly recognizing recurrent abstract components (see book's appendix) rather than (just) linear visual stroke reading – and you're free to uncomment the extra field. The term "background information" doesn't apply in a semantic sense either as the kanji dominates the entire screen (apart from opacity, almost uncovered on the recognition front, esp. on desktop), which is almost as in-your-face as it can get for signaling importance. [I really wish this reply field wasn't ignoring all formatting.]
-there is no kanji id, so I don't know where the kanji is in the book
-the ordering is funky. it starts from 乾 well I mean what is that suppose to mean?
**it's not your fault for this but there is no pitch accent so I have no idea how to pronounce it properly**
I also have a question, does this deck include all the original vocab including the added vocab or did you remove some of it as well?
Kanji ID: Has *always* been available in the id field. And it's actually shown on the back cards, I've kept it barely visible though.
Ordering: Instructions to reorder have *always* been included at the description's end, but I've made them even clearer.
Pinch: This is a kanji deck, why on earth would that ever be included?
Vocab: I removed nothing, though I didn't check if the original deck contained everything either. *edit:* At least for kanji towards the end the original deck author seems to have included less vocab, or only those marked in the book as important (with the circle). The ones I added are from the app instead, so there's probably a few minor ones left in the book. As said in the description, I don't regard this as a vocab deck anyway.