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MIA Dictionary

22.68MB. Updated 2020-06-16. Only supports Anki 2.1.x.
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Description

MIA Team Development Cycles The MIA team develops add-ons in 6-month development cycles. For the duration of a development cycle, we design add-ons for the latest stable version of Anki that was available at the beginning of that cycle. At the end of a development cycle, all MIA add-ons are upgraded to the latest stable version of Anki. Why We Use a Development Cycle: ● By not needing to constantly update add-ons each time a new version of Anki is released, we’re better able to stay focused on new projects. ● When everyone is using the same version of Anki and the same version of add-ons, bug fixing can proceed more efficiently. ● Because users only have to update their set-up once every 6 months, they can more easily stay focused on their studies. ● We surveyed our users and found that the vast majority approved of a 6-month development cycle. Current Cycle Details: Anki Version: Anki 2.1.22 (Windows and Linux), Anki 2.1.23 (macOS) [The “alternate” variants are for 32-bit systems] Start Date: April 6th, 2020 Next Cycle Start Date: October 6th, 2020 Updating Instructions In order to update this add-on, it must first be disabled and then Anki must be restarted. Then you may check for updates, update and re-enable the add-on and then restart Anki. Version Info - Please Read! The Anki 2.1.14 - 2.1.16 version of the add-on has been left here so that people on older versions of Anki may continue to use it. However we do not offer support for that version of the add-on and it does not offer all of the features, improvements, and fixes in the Anki 2.1.22 version. About the Add-on The MIA Dictionary is an Anki 2.1 add-on designed to radically streamline the process of using Anki for language learning. It comes with a host of features that help users perform precise look-ups and swiftly craft cards, including global hotkeys for instant look-ups from anywhere on your computer, automatic deconjugation, frequency list integration, single-click definition exporting to cards, mass definition exporting, on-the-fly card creation, and more. ###Mac Users### If you’re using macOS, you must give Anki accessibility permissions in order for the add-on’s global hotkeys to function. This link explains how to do this. ###Linux Users### Unfortunately, Linux is not officially supported and the add-on may not work properly under all environments. That said, please check the GitHub repository below for any community fixes that may be available. Usage Guide A comprehensive guide on how to set up the add-on and use all of its features can be found here. This guide can also be view in the "User Guide" tab of add-on's settings menu. Supported Dictionaries A library of compatible open-source dictionaries and frequency lists can be found here. See the guide linked above for installation instructions and information on supported file formats. Look things up from anywhere on your computer with global hotkeys and automatic deconjugation: Easily reference the frequency of words (represented by the number of stars) and send definitions to cards: Create high-quality sentence and vocab cards in seconds with the Card Exporter: Contribute Click here if you would like to contribute on GitHub. A Word of Thanks We would not have been able to develop this add-on without the support of our patrons. Special thanks to Abdulrazzaq A, Daniel L, Darwish, David J, David L, Diederik E, Elliot B, Garrett H, Grinners, Jermal, Jonathan S, Keith W, Kevin, Luvoir, Matt S, Mirzhan I, Paco, Renfred H, Stian F, Tj B, Zdennis, and everyone else who supports MIA on Patreon! About MIA: MIA Site Matt vs. Japan Youtube YogaMIA Youtube Matt vs. Japan Twitter YogaMIA Twitter Support What We Do: Please consider giving a thumbs up!         

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To download this add-on, please copy and paste the following code into Anki 2.1:

1655992655

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Reviews

on 1592501547
Great add on, now I can look up for word inside of Anki without opening the browser.
Edit2: Thank you for your support. The Japanese_English dictionary included in MIA guide doesn't work as well. Please check.
(The dictionary included in this folder.)
Comment from author before post was edited
This is an issue with the dictionary file that you are using, it is malformed json and is not being successfully read. What dictionary are you trying to import? Please tell me the precise dictionary file that causes the issue.

Please note that the Yomichan Kanji dictionary and frequency lists are of a different format and do not work with MIA Dictionary.
on 1592331694
Very nice. Works great for me and improves my workflow a lot. I just wonder if there's any way to change the font that is used inside the fields of the Card Exporter window? On my Window install it looks pretty ugly. The font inside the dictionary itself can be customized so that's fine.
on 1592320228
Excellent App, particularly the Forvo lookup.. Prior to this I was going to Forvo, using a Chrome app to snapshot the audio, and then dragging the file to any new cards I had....Very tedious.

One suggestion would be the ability to set the Forvo language to each Dictionary group, rather than at the global level. That way when you select the language group in the drop down, Forvo is pointing to the right language. Not a big deal, but if you study multiple languages (or different dialects of Chinese), would be an improvement.

By the way, the latest update fixed the Google Image search, but seems to have broken the Forvo functionality!
Comment from author
Forvo seems to be working fine, do remember not every word will have audio. Also, the google image functionality and forvo functionality are completely separate modules, a change in one would not affect the other. Glad you like the add-on! Please double check forvo if you can~.
on 1592319917
Excellent addon, loving it. However, is there any way I can display indicators like 'noun', 'i-adjective', 'intransitive verb', 'adverb'... in the Japanese-English dictionary, not just definitions? I also use the English-Portuguese dictionary and indicators like 'noun' and 'adjective' appear normally. Jisho dictionary, as far as I know, uses the same Japanese-English dictionary as mia, but jisho has the indicators I mentioned and I like it.
on 1592120991
This is hands down one of the most useful add-ons ever! I can't live without it now and it has become a key part of my routine. I especially love the integration of frequency lists combined with Forvo + Google Imagines.

Speaking of, as of around a few days ago, it seems the Google Images search is no longer working. It continues to return

```
No Images Found. This is likely due to a connectivity error.
```

I haven't updated any add-ons or Anki recently, I wonder if something has changed in the Google API that is causing this, or if its just me?
Comment from author
Google periodically changes how they deliver their image results which requires me to change the script to handle the new format. There is no google image search api as it was discontinued years back, web results have to be parsed and scraped in order to make the functionality work.
on 1592014598
It's a great add-on, I have started using it alongside the MIA Japanese and Editor add-ons and I have seen my efficiency go up.
HOWEVER, (sorry if the all caps startled you) I am writing this review to point out this one thing from the dictionary that I think could be improved.

Suppose you have your sentence and you look the word up using the hotkeys, it puts the word into forvo, and into google images so it looks it up for you, and then it deconjugates it if necessary and puts it into the built in dicitonary.

The problem is that the order is wrong here. It should deconjugate it before putting it into forvo because forvo doesn't have a deconjugator so it reads the word and doesn't understand it, so I find myself having to go back to deconjugate the word manually so that forvo will show some results. It's just annoying and I think it could probably be easily fixed (maybe not at all, but yeah)

Anyway really appreciate your work Yoga keep it up.
Comment from author
Unfortunately the order is not wrong, because the deconjugation algorithm takes into account every possible dictionary form of a word that a conjugated word could possibly deconjugate to, it is not possible to search all of them on forvo, as on each search the user would be making many requests of forvo at once which would likely cause some of those requests to fail. We have a solution for something like this coming in the future however. Thanks for the kind words!
on 1591976266
Hi Guys! I love the add-on and both of your channels! I wanted to know if you guys were going to add more languages to the add-on someday (e.g. Swedish, the one I'm currently learning).
on 1591749524
The single most useful add-on I've found. This has applications beyond language learning.
on 1591578416
Love what these guys are doing
on 1591355787
This is THE add-on! It makes creating high-quality flashcards as easy as humanly possible.
on 1591196436
After a while, I'm just restart my Anki to the version of this addon. I can't see myself without this addon. Thankful for all people who work in this project. god blessed all.
on 1591106122
That moment when you realize you don't applying this version more...

Why I was update my Anki, why...

Version 2.1.26 (70784154)
on 1591033231
Looks good but no Japanese to Japanese dictionary is currently available
on 1590789642
The batch generation aspect of this addon is superb. Batch adding audio for decks with morphman helps me get through dozens of new cards each day, not having to manually add so many definitions across different J-J dictionaries. Audio is somewhat useful as well.
on 1590779908
I don't know how you guys do it, but each time you guys make an addon you make using Anki so much better. Cutose to Yoga for coding the most polished and featured rich addons I've had the pleasure of using in Anki, keep up the great work. I'd support you guys on Patreon but I'm a student and don't have a lot of money
Comment from author
For the price of a coffee, you too could join the ranks of the MIA patrons, don't sell yourself short~
on 1590286508
Sorry, but "cheers bud" got me. xD

The guy is amazing!
on 1590237331
Just amazing
on 1589909429
Good for chinese.
on 1589346804
This makes card creation so much faster and easier. It works fine for me on Ubuntu (bionic beaver) right now.
on 1589129622
Thanks you very much for your great work, happy subscriber here.
NOTE: On Linux, I ended up getting the latest source from github and overwriting everything (outside of user_files directory, otherwise you'll have to rebuild dic db) to get google images to work, the regular steps of disabling the plug-in etc didn't work, maybe that's just me but I thought I'd mention it if anyone is looking for answers.
Comment from author
Google Images recently broke again, I already fixed it though, please update again. Google periodically changes the formatting of the image results so this will happen from time to time.
on 1589083036
Good. Still some errors with katana in the line where the target word appears in brackets.
on 1588511194
Thank you for developing this addon making our life so easier!
on 1588336581
I've been trying the add-on but the dictionary settings won't load. I can see the window as if it were loading if I hover over Anki on my taskbar, but it just stays like that. I don't know what other information to provide, so let me know what would be helpful.

https://i.imgur.com/iqhlADW.png
on 1587888734
all hail Yoga!
on 1587773484
Super useful add-on to streamline the card creation process.
on 1587172937
Can someone explain how to install a mono-lingual Japanese dictionary? The tutorial only shows how to do Japanese/English. I can't find JSON files for a mono-lingual dictionary.
on 1587124553
Life saving thank you. But I have a problem. while I enabled MIA dictionary, I couldn"t use pop_up dictionary addon. is it related to my setting or are they intercept with each other?

Thank you so much
on 1586673088
I’ve tried to install Dictionaries in MIA add-on at latest version of MacOS. I've downloaded the dictionaries from the recommended list, placed them in zip format at the directory as suggested. The dictionary didn't show up when I tried to open Anki again as shown in the video. I get a message that no dictionaries are installed. Ive also tried to delete the add on and repeat the procedure, It doesn’t work. This looks like a great add on, but if I cannot sort this out.It is a great waste. I saw another user had same trouble using windows in the Anki forum.

Problem persists after pasting the Json files in the folder.
Comment from author
You're not supposed to place them in zip format. Please refer to the guide, it's accurate.Ideally change your vote after you get it working, as this is user error. https://massimmersionapproach.com/table-of-contents/anki/mia-dictionary

If you're still having issues then message me on twitter.
-Yoga
on 1586622018
Changed the way I used anki.
Comment from author
Nice to hear you find it useful!
on 1586351897
The MIA dictionary has made making sentence cards a breeze. Great job by the MIA team!
Comment from author
Thanks!
on 1586281000
This is the shittiest, most ugliest looking dictionary I've ever seen. Yomichan is 1000000x better than this crap that looks like it came out of 1990.
on 1586270165
It's all right. But I really need a JP-JP Dictionary. Can't figure out how to install one. Please link a guide to install a Japanese Monolingual Dictionary. Thanks.
on 1586109624
I think the add-on is pretty nice but I don't have a lot of uses for it. There are no Jp-Jp or Eng-Jp dictionaries that I can find supported, but I've seen plenty of them through the add-on page and the guide. I'd like more dictionaries and a way to get more dictionaries in the future. If this has already been covered let me know. I'd like to give this add-on an upvote if I can use it. Thanks

(Also, Google Images isn't working and I tried the update from an earlier post)
on 1585997827
Amazing add-on. Completely transformed my Japanese studies - making cards and looking up stuff in general is now considerably easier, thanks!
on 1585413768
great
on 1585000202
I originally had this as a down vote (operator error) because I was unable to download the MIA add-ons (not through fault of MIA but of Anki itself from not being able to update Anki through Anki itself but appear that it is up to date) YOGA_MIA was a great help and took the time to help this non tech savy noob figure things out so i can enjoy MIA's very helpful and awesome add-ons. It goes to show MIA care about what they do and want to help everyone out by making learning Japanese less painful. Thanks you guys!
Comment from author
Thanks for the up-vote bro, hope you find the tools helpful!
on 1584883379
Fantastic addon! I appreciate everything these guys are doing to help progress the language learning community!
on 1584815864
I just don't understand how do I install the dictionary for MacOS, it is only explained for Windows users?!
Comment from author
It's the same thing. Go into the Anki Tools-> Add-ons menu, then click the add-on's name on the left. Click view files.
Then in the user_files folder there is a dictionaries folder. Put the dictionary files there according to the instructions in the guide.
on 1584564190
Great tools but I am too undisciplined to stick with anything. Thanks a bunch for sure still.
on 1584563966
MIA for the win!
on 1584563804
Best addon on Anki.
on 1584484536
It cuts out a lot of other tools and puts them all in one place, and removes a lot of other steps to make good cards. However, No matter how much I try to setup google image search it gives me this error "No Images Found. This is likely due to a connectivity error."

Edit:
The google image search still doesn't work, I don't know why. I change region and it won't wonk in any. The global search does work, It just seems to have an extremely small window for the keys to be pressed together than most other apps, to the point I still can't get it to work 100% every attempt, but I don't even know if that's something you guys have control over, it's not much of an issue though.
Comment from author
Please follow the update instructions at the top of this page. The Google Images issue was an issue that cropped up last week because of a change Google made, it was fixed and pushed to AnkiWeb the same day. Feel free to message me on Twitter if you want to show me your global hotkey problem.

Edit: The global hotkeys are meant to be held down at the same time. First pressing ctrl+c and then the last key, while holding them all down.

https://twitter.com/Yoga_MIA
on 1584140232
Extremely useful, even for someone like me who isn't following every step of MIA.
on 1583633981
good
on 1583366445
Pretty impressive! I would say the best addon to learn Japanese !!
on 1583321032
First of all, this is a great add-on, thanks! But I'm having some issues with it and its functionality seems unnecessarily limited...

I want to bulk add definitions to a Japanese word list. For this, the "Export Definitions" feature seemed ideal, so I tried it out with some Anki cards. However, after more than two hours of learning how this add-on works, I discover that its doesn't always do what it says and can't do what it should...

THE BASIC PROBLEM
1) The "Export Definitions" feature doesn't work sometime, even when there selected dictionaries have an entry (杞憂, for example).
2) It stopped working completely for me one time, even for words that it worked for before (採用, for example).

LACK OF FUNCTIONALITY
1) Every time you use "Export Definitions" you have to set all the settings again. These should be sticky or in the case of fields, at the very least it shouldn't default to "empty".
2) Even though MIA comes with its own dictionary information structure, I cannot choose what precise pieces of information I want to add (for example, I would like to add the frequency stars to a specific field where I indicate information such as frequency scores on my own note type). It adds the definitions PLUS the frequency score PLUS the reading PLUS the word brackets. I can see how this might be useful for people only using this to extract single words from sentences. But even then having more control over the information you're adding on your cards would be useful. In theory, it should be easily possible to make "Export Readings", "Export Frequencies", etc. commands.
3) There is no shortcut for this command.

For the task that I wanted to complete, removing all the unnecessary information added and adding all the information MIA Dictionary doesn't give me a definition for, this add-on doesn't really save me time.


Still a great add-on, but it's just not as useful as it should be given how complicated it is.
Comment from author
If you have found a bug please tell me the details on Twitter through dm (https://twitter.com/Yoga_MIA). Seems like you are judging the add-on based on what you want it to be instead of what it is though, which is kind of strange imo. The add-on has been made with the usage case of someone following MIA to study a foreign language in mind, and its features will therefore only extend to what is legitimately useful for those users.
on 1583248657
One of my favorite add-ons. But when I updated my Anki to the 2.1.20 version and did a clean installation of the Dictionary add-on I lost my Forvo section. The audio control appears innactive (light gray). Besides this version of Anki seems still somewhat unstable for Mac (I work with MAC Catalina). I appreciate in advance if anyone can help me. Thanks Matt and Yoga for this incredible work!
on 1583202142
Makes things much more easy
on 1583181690
The add-on could use some overall streamlining and UI improvements. Nevertheless It is awesome. Especially if it is already planed to increase the number of dictionaries for other languages than Japanese. Keep it up guys!
on 1583172365
Awesome Addon. Has literally halved my card creation time.
on 1583168501
Helps me automate my deck creation
on 1583156908
wtf I love this so much I don't have to copy paste 1 by 1 from notepad anymore lol
on 1583149430
It got a lot faster after the last 2.1.20 Add-on update, very useful!
on 1583131113
Convenient, easy to use
on 1582877907
So far this is awesome, but I have one small request. Change the highlight color for example sentences. it's here:

./dictionaryInit.html: background-color: lightskyblue;

It is unreadable with dark mode.
on 1582536921
The add-on is very helpful, the feature that I am using the most and is changing my learning process is Forvo.
The add-on has so much content that can take a while to learn how it works properly, but after 2 weeks I can say that it is worthy downloading it.
There were days where we could only dream of something like this! So thankful for Matt and Lucas for the huge effort.
A game changer
on 1582225314
10/10
on 1581890918
So convenient for looking up definitions and making new cards. There's some weird spacing when importing a definition to a non-MIA Japanese card format though.
Comment from author
Could you share more detail about your issue if possible?
on 1581668455
I was a bit split as to whether or not to give a positive review as, as others have noted, the add on is full of bugs.
A few noteworthy ones:
With the newest anki version google image support no longer works. This is a real shame as while that was working it was incredibly helpful and was one of the main reasons I had for switching over to this as my main dictionary.
In my experience the send to field button doesn't work as it should. For whatever reason it treats empty fields as not being empty so that when I send something to that field it leaves two spaces at the top which I then have to manually delete. This of course defeats the purpose of the feature as I'd just be better off copying and pasting if I'm going to be doing it manually anyway. I know the problem is with it not seeing the field as empty as when messing around I set it to send "If Empty" and once I ticked that it wouldn't send. I even tried selecting the whole field and deleting everything in it to see if there were some invisible characters lingering in my cards but this wasn't the case. A shame since this is a pretty nice feature.
Those are the main two that I noticed and with them not functioning the add-on loses a lot of its value. That being said just having a dictionary in anki has still ended up being tremendously helpful and has increased the speed at which I make sentences and so I'm leaving a positive review as the add-on has truly done wonders for my language learning even with broken features. If those features worked it would be even more incredible.
One other thing I might mention as a suggestion; at the minute when you highlight a section from a definition and click the copy button (the scissors) it just copies what you highlighted. This seems pretty redundant since its quicker to just crtl + c in this instance anyway. Instead it would be amazing if, when a dictionary definition is highlighted the scissors would copy the dictionary's header for the word as well as the selected text to your clipboard, as the biggest problem I've noticed is that when I want to use a definition that's not the first one I have to manually copy the header and then the definition. This feature would deal with that problem. I don't know how feasible that is but I thought I'd just throw it out there.
Thanks for all the hard work you've put into the language learning community. I know a lot of people don't seem to appreciate it but just know that you've helped a lot of people like myself see their language skills flourish.
Comment from author
Google Images is not only already fixed, but is now, along with Forvo, multi-threaded (which means all text dictionaries load first independently). We are testing that patch on the MIA Server right now and it should be out publicly soon. Thanks for notifying me about the issue with the scissors button and the sending to field feature! Both features actually originally did work like that, I instantly realize now that I broke the scissors in particular when making changes last time, both features will be fixed soon. Thanks a lot for writing a very helpful review that clearly specifies issues you've encountered.
on 1581566683
I'm sorry to tell you that Ubuntu 18.04 LTS doesn't work either.
Comment from author
Linux is not officially supported, so a down-vote doesn't really make sense here.

Also, please use Anki 2.1.16 if you would like to use our add-ons for now. Anki has added a new sub-branching feature after recognizing that changes made in Anki 2.1.18 broke many many add-ons not just ours. So for right now, our MIA add-ons only support Anki 2.1.14 - 2.1.16. We plan on adding support for the 2.1.18+ in the near future as time allows.
on 1581022269
Does not work on Anki 2.2.19 on MacOS Mojave 10.14.6:

When loading 'MIA Dictionary':
Traceback (most recent call last):
File "aqt/addons.py", line 97, in loadAddons
File "/Users/werner/Library/Application Support/Anki2/addons21/1655992655/__init__.py", line 8, in <module>
from . import main
File "/Users/werner/Library/Application Support/Anki2/addons21/1655992655/main.py", line 593, in <module>
initGlobalHotkeys()
File "/Users/werner/Library/Application Support/Anki2/addons21/1655992655/main.py", line 583, in initGlobalHotkeys
mw.hkThread = ClipThread(mw, addon_path)
File "/Users/werner/Library/Application Support/Anki2/addons21/1655992655/midict.py", line 695, in __init__
from pynput import keyboard
File "/Users/werner/Library/Application Support/Anki2/addons21/1655992655/pynput/__init__.py", line 40, in <module>
from . import keyboard
File "/Users/werner/Library/Application Support/Anki2/addons21/1655992655/pynput/keyboard/__init__.py", line 40, in <module>
from ._darwin import KeyCode, Key, Controller, Listener
File "/Users/werner/Library/Application Support/Anki2/addons21/1655992655/pynput/keyboard/_darwin.py", line 29, in <module>
import Quartz
File "/Users/werner/Library/Application Support/Anki2/addons21/1655992655/keyboardMac/Quartz/__init__.py", line 5, in <module>
import objc
File "/Users/werner/Library/Application Support/Anki2/addons21/1655992655/keyboardMac/objc/__init__.py", line 18, in <module>
_update()
File "/Users/werner/Library/Application Support/Anki2/addons21/1655992655/keyboardMac/objc/__init__.py", line 15, in _update
import objc._objc as _objc
UnicodeDecodeError: 'utf-8' codec can't decode byte 0x89 in position 2: invalid start byte
Comment from author
Please use Anki 2.1.16 if you would like to use our add-ons for now. Anki has added a new sub-branching feature after recognizing that changes made in Anki 2.1.18 broke many many add-ons not just ours. So for right now, our MIA add-ons only support Anki 2.1.14 - 2.1.16. We plan on adding support for the 2.1.18+ in the near future as time allows.
on 1580999941
Unfortunately not able to get this working on my Mac - real shame because the features look great and the integration with Morphman is dreamy. Crashes Anki on opening, difficult to even get Anki open but once it loads, error message pops up as shown below and dictionary add-on does not work at all.
Running Mojave 10.14.2, Anki 2.1.19

Have tried installing previous versions of Anki 2.1.15 and 2.1.16, and while this fixes the issue with this dictionary add-on, it throws up errors from Morphman.
I don't know that much about programming but it seems the issue lies with the Objective C plugin for Python that is being used having encoding issues - was not able to fix this myself.

An add-on you installed failed to load. If problems persist, please go to the Tools>Add-ons menu, and disable or delete the add-on.
When loading 'MIA Dictionary':
Traceback (most recent call last):
File "aqt/addons.py", line 97, in loadAddons
File "/Users/user/Library/Application Support/Anki2/addons21/1655992655/__init__.py", line 8, in <module>
from . import main
File "/Users/user/Library/Application Support/Anki2/addons21/1655992655/main.py", line 593, in <module>
initGlobalHotkeys()
File "/Users/user/Library/Application Support/Anki2/addons21/1655992655/main.py", line 583, in initGlobalHotkeys
mw.hkThread = ClipThread(mw, addon_path)
File "/Users/user/Library/Application Support/Anki2/addons21/1655992655/midict.py", line 695, in __init__
from pynput import keyboard
File "/Users/user/Library/Application Support/Anki2/addons21/1655992655/pynput/__init__.py", line 40, in <module>
from . import keyboard
File "/Users/user/Library/Application Support/Anki2/addons21/1655992655/pynput/keyboard/__init__.py", line 40, in <module>
from ._darwin import KeyCode, Key, Controller, Listener
File "/Users/user/Library/Application Support/Anki2/addons21/1655992655/pynput/keyboard/_darwin.py", line 29, in <module>
import Quartz
File "/Users/user/Library/Application Support/Anki2/addons21/1655992655/keyboardMac/Quartz/__init__.py", line 5, in <module>
import objc
File "/Users/user/Library/Application Support/Anki2/addons21/1655992655/keyboardMac/objc/__init__.py", line 18, in <module>
_update()
File "/Users/user/Library/Application Support/Anki2/addons21/1655992655/keyboardMac/objc/__init__.py", line 15, in _update
import objc._objc as _objc
UnicodeDecodeError: 'utf-8' codec can't decode byte 0x89 in position 2: invalid start byte
on 1580743962
works
on 1580447754
FOR NON-WINDOWS USERS: You might have problems if your Anki is in the latest release (2.1.19 as of now). The add-on works fine if you are on an older version, I recommend 2.1.16 since it's the most up to date version that also works. You can download it from Anki's site (https://apps.ankiweb.net/downloads/archive/). Also run this command "sudo apt-get install python3-pyqt5.qtsvg" to update python. I'm on Pop_OS! but this issue might happen with other distros and maybe even mac.


My (now outdated) complete post:

Great add-on but it doesn't work on Manjaro and on Pop_OS!, running the latest version of everything. This shows up when I open Anki (I'm replacing my name with "USER"):

An add-on you installed failed to load. If problems persist, please go to the Tools>Add-ons menu, and disable or delete the add-on.

When loading 'MIA Dictionary':
Traceback (most recent call last):
File "aqt/addons.py", line 97, in loadAddons
File "/home/USER/.local/share/Anki2/addons21/1655992655/__init__.py", line 8, in <module>
from . import main
File "/home/USER/.local/share/Anki2/addons21/1655992655/main.py", line 593, in <module>
initGlobalHotkeys()
File "/home/USER/.local/share/Anki2/addons21/1655992655/main.py", line 583, in initGlobalHotkeys
mw.hkThread = ClipThread(mw, addon_path)
File "/home/USER/.local/share/Anki2/addons21/1655992655/midict.py", line 695, in __init__
from pynput import keyboard
File "/home/USER/.local/share/Anki2/addons21/1655992655/pynput/__init__.py", line 40, in <module>
from . import keyboard
File "/home/USER/.local/share/Anki2/addons21/1655992655/pynput/keyboard/__init__.py", line 49, in <module>
from ._xorg import KeyCode, Key, Controller, Listener
File "/home/USER/.local/share/Anki2/addons21/1655992655/pynput/keyboard/_xorg.py", line 39, in <module>
from pynput._util.xorg import (
File "/home/USER/.local/share/Anki2/addons21/1655992655/pynput/_util/xorg.py", line 40, in <module>
_check()
File "/home/USER/.local/share/Anki2/addons21/1655992655/pynput/_util/xorg.py", line 38, in _check
display = Xlib.display.Display()
File "/home/USER/.local/share/Anki2/addons21/1655992655/linux/Xlib/display.py", line 89, in __init__
self.display = _BaseDisplay(display)
File "/home/USER/.local/share/Anki2/addons21/1655992655/linux/Xlib/display.py", line 71, in __init__
protocol_display.Display.__init__(self, *args, **keys)
File "/home/USER/.local/share/Anki2/addons21/1655992655/linux/Xlib/protocol/display.py", line 84, in __init__
name, protocol, host, displayno, screenno = connect.get_display(display)
File "/home/USER/.local/share/Anki2/addons21/1655992655/linux/Xlib/support/connect.py", line 72, in get_display
mod = _relative_import(modname)
File "/home/USER/.local/share/Anki2/addons21/1655992655/linux/Xlib/support/connect.py", line 55, in _relative_import
return importlib.import_module('..' + modname, __name__)
File "importlib/__init__.py", line 127, in import_module
File "/home/USER/.local/share/Anki2/addons21/1655992655/linux/Xlib/support/unix_connect.py", line 31, in <module>
import fcntl
ModuleNotFoundError: No module named 'fcntl'

Edit: Sorry!!! I didn't know Linux was not supported, really doesn't make sense to downvote it then. Serves as a warning for anyone planning to do the same though, so I'll keep it here. The add-on is incredible but you might have to search for workarounds.
Comment from author before post was edited
Linux is not officially supported, so a down-vote doesn't really make sense here. On GitHub there were several users talking about getting it to work on Linux so you may want to reference there.
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After installing this add-on on macOS (Mojave 10.14.6), Anki no longer starts, giving a long error description. Anki version is 2.1.19.
Comment from author
Reckon you could post the error?
on 1580335891
gold, the best addon tehre is
on 1579863076
Very helpful to have a sophisticated dictionary within integrated with Anki!
on 1579846565
:)
on 1579712711
ty
on 1579712226
street jesus
on 1579694637
The amount of features packed into this addon is kind of wild, but even if you only want to use it for its basic dictionary features (as I do) it still dramatically reduces the amount of time you spend making cards, while keep the quality high.
on 1579653528
It is a great addon! It really streamlines the card creation and learning process.
on 1579540917
just fantastic
on 1579506391
Omg thanks
on 1579505729
Great, so far it's a seamless experience!
on 1579393029
full of bugs
on 1579324211
Great addon.
on 1579291067
21 positive reviews posted all on 1/6.... 0 reviews on most other days. Hmm it's almost like this shady AJATT ripoff is using shady tactics!
on 1578805672
Very useful add-on, especially when paired with the other MIA add-ons. Only thing I wish is that the night mode for the dictionary more closely resembles the actual "Night Mode" add-on as to have continuity between the flashcards and the dictionary.
on 1578664949
Fantastic. Easy to install and saves a lot of time. High quality like every MIA product.
on 1578517370
Night mode's contrast is too high (literally white on black), and I would like to request monolingual dictionaries for the other languages as well, since I study French.
on 1578514806
Has sped up my card creation a lot. Really helpful. Extra points for the frequency stars, makes it easier to evaluate whether a word should be learned yet. Easy to use too, once you get the hang of it.
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I enjoy and think it is really useful for learing spanish. Mainly the frequency dictionary star system really helps.
on 1578473781
Excellent add-on for language learning users espacially for Japanese. It needs a little commitment to understand how it works and to import your dictionnaries, but then the process of creating new cards becomes very smooth.
I use it everyday and I'm very satisfied of it.
The UI could somehow be enhanced but the features are great.
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Unbelievably useful.
on 1578417581
this will save you time
on 1578411923
Makes creating cards much easier MIA Dictionary + Morphman is a godsend for quickly creating sentence minded cards.
on 1578360313
Very useful, works when offline!
on 1578357466
lit fam
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Makes learning Japanese (and many other languages) extremely efficient and is very helpful
on 1578356885
A real time saver
on 1578348183
It really makes the workflow of adding new cards and recursively looking up definitions easy!

I also love that global shortcuts now work on Linux!
You rock!
on 1578347606
This add-on is amazing for making Anki cards and just interacting with Japanese in the wild as easy as it is to look up any word you might find on the internet or in subtitles
on 1578346484
On par with most dictionary viewers and has a ton of nice Anki integration
on 1578345731
As someone who spent years making monolingual cards, this add-on makes the process of creating high-quality monolingual cards a lot more efficient than ever before. I have a hard time believing the people who say that it's not are being honest or have any sort of proficiency in language learning.
on 1578343873
Fantastic addon, amazing to see such good tools put out there for free!
on 1578343080
Best as always
on 1578342630
Super useful!
on 1578341465
Incredibly useful. Speeds up card creation process exponentially.
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nifty
on 1578340944
This add-on really changes the game as far as sentence mining is concerned. This shaves down the time from minutes to seconds when creating new cards. Good on the folks at MIA for this one.
on 1578339836
I recently set this up and since i started it saves me a lot of time when i am making cards. One of the most useful add-ons i have used for anki in a long time!
on 1578339224
Really useful for various language learning workflows.
on 1578338802
Been using it for almost a week now. Saves so much time when making cards, especially when used with Morphman -- Morphman tells you which cards are ideal for you to learn, then you just mass generate all the definitions for those words.
on 1578338025
Been using this since the beta stages and its such a great add on . the guy posting negative reviews and making new accounts . get a life bro XD
on 1578336885
Once it's set up and you understand how to use it, it dramatically simplifies the process. This is a quality addon that has helped me immensely.
on 1578335563
Works as it's supposed to! Incredibly useful and makes creating flashcards more enjoyable :)
on 1578335140
Together with ShareX its really fast and comfortable to create cards from other media.
I also enjoy being able to add audio from forvo with two clicks.
on 1578334701
Definitely makes adding cards to Anki seemless. Very powerful!!
on 1578223278
Extremely useful for quickly looking up words and recording audio in real time
on 1578047039
terrible ui design
just takes up space with no real purpose
on 1578025849
Amazing
on 1577928626
Great add-on, though I would love to have monolingual dictionaries for all these languages (German-German, French-French, Italian-Italian). Technically, this data could be mined from Wiktionary (free & open source) for most major languages, but it would involve downloading each language's individual Wiktionary database, opening in MySQL, and converting it to MIA's proprietary dictionary format. All of this is explained on Wiktionary's website (https://en.wiktionary.org/wiki/Help:FAQ#Downloading_Wiktionary), but is unfortunately way over my head in terms of technical know-how. This add-on has the potential to save tons of time, and Japanese learners can benefit from it immediately. But the lack of monolingual dictionaries in other languages is unfortunately a deal breaker for me right now (I'm currently learning German). So I won't be switching over just yet, but I will keep an eye on future updates/releases. Great app, boys. I believe this add-on has the potential to be a game-changer. Hope to see more support for other languages in the future.
Comment from author
Thanks for the feedback. We have tons planned for this add-on still, so I very much doubt you'll be disappointed. .
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Not sure why some people are complaining about them promoting their project when this add-on is part of their project. The criticisms related to monetization don't make sense given that MIA is free and the Patreon is there if you want to support the creators (as is the case with lots of projects). Of course the add-on isn't necessary, just as it's technically not necessary to use Anki to learn words, but it's useful and saves time (esp. mass generation). I think the fair reader would agree that Matt and Yoga have done great work here in streamlining part of the card creation process.
on 1577790263
clunky UI, and Nazeka for Firefox kind of makes it redundant.
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Very helpful! Even as a standalone dictionary, it is very helpful as it is compatible with yomichan format, I would actually to have a similar dictionary on my phone, where I could import the files myself. The Anki integration then makes it very efficient at quickly creating cards, as I had to switch between many different tabs to check the definitions on my browser before.
on 1577673348
Way better than the setup I was using before. Keep it up!
on 1577673234
Life changing!
on 1577656841
..way to prove the guy who left the negative review right. notice how he was immediately name-called by one of the followers (the same ones the author uses to spam the page with misleading positive reviews) for stepping out of line?

that and the defensive reply by the author to defend shameless advertising/monetization where it does not belong is going to have me take a hard pass on this one.
on 1577582375
lmao at the hater/troll comment below. Awesome work!
on 1577578008
Notice how, of all the people making great add-ons, they're the only ones pushing social media and trying to get you to pay them? The author will reply defensively, but it's true. There are also a few other issues:

1) I can already make monolingual J-J cards in about ~10-15 seconds. This is add-on is ultimately solving a problem that doesn't exist, is past the threshold of diminishing returns, and enters the territory of continuously working on the "perfect setup" by constantly tweaking around with tools rather than actually learning Japanese. He created this add-on to justify the existence of his Patreon, not because it was actually necessary.

2) He uses said Patreon to implicitly encourage his followers to spam his add-ons with positive reviews even if they have issues.

3) The UI is pretty bad, and the add-on title and favicon are branded with their obnoxious method (which ironically is just a cash grab modification of the pre-monetized AJATT that he used to recommend before he was financially motivated), as if they constantly have to advertise it for some reason. Creating cards for language learning is a universal thing that has nothing to do with any method.
Comment from author
Sorry to hear you didn't find value in the add-on. Myself and many others personally have found a lot of value in its use and continue to find it pretty much revolutionizes our language learning work-flow! To say what it does was easily doable before is just inaccurate and the overwhelming majority of users will disagree with you, and with good reason. To touch on your concern about how we promote our work. First of all it's inaccurate that other add-on creators do not promote their social media and Patreon accounts, simply look through the add-ons available for Anki and you will find quite a lot of creators do the same thing. Second of all, you seem to be under the impression that us allowing willing supporters to contribute to MIA is somehow arbitrarily wrong. Remember that is only your personal opinion and that many interesting projects on the internet are now run this way. There's nothing inherently wrong in anything we are doing, you are simply having an emotional reaction to it due to your own personal background. Now when it comes to branding, there is nothing wrong with us branding our projects as our projects. We are working hard on MIA and want it to spread and help as many people as possible escape from ineffective methods, and we will always unashamedly admit that. As far as your concerns about AJATT and MIA go, while it is true that Matt previously promoted AJATT, I was never an AJATT supporter and only supported immersion based learning from the start. MIA is a collaborative effort between us that was spawned because of our shared passion for immersion based learning, it has had a wide range of influences just as AJATT or any other language learning methods have. Lastly, if you're truly interested in immersion based learning too, then it would seem like we would be on the same side. It seems silly that you so whole-heartedly oppose people trying to promote methods that will actually lead others to success in language learning, while at the same time there are tons of companies out there selling ridiculously priced courses that are fundamentally ineffective to uninformed consumers, both ripping them off and at the same time under-paying their employees. Anyways, I doubt this reply will somehow put you at ease and allow you to end your personal vendetta against us and MIA, but I do hope that at least it will serve as a bit of entertainment for all who read it going forward. Cheers bud.
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This is amazing.
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I absolutely love this add-on. I feel so much more productive in being able to look things up within Anki, and while immersing in the browser.

For users of Japanese, look up the matt vs japan video, "How to Get 10+ Dictionaries for Yomichan" for additional monolingual and pitch accent dictionaries.

For those using the macOS version: to get the global search hotkey working, you have to go to System Prefs > Security > Accessibility and grant Anki permissions. This is missing from the docs and took me a while to find out.
on 1577435641
thank you guys, Matt and Yoga! It works great! Is there any ways to add etymology English dictionary?
on 1577433707
MIA is making language learning so much better, just wow.
on 1577405153
This plugin might replace most of my qolibri use. After converting the EPQINGs to Yomichan, it was very easy to get them imported into this plugin. I have found 2 things I hope will be changed. First, the UGLY, hard to read yellow used for the searched term, though the coloring can be disabled in the settings. Please allow this to be changed =). The other is right click closes the tabs. In a web browser and many other programs, middle click closes the tabs.
on 1577395236
This addon is so good that has the potential to greatly improve all language learning anki decks...
truly game changing, I will be improving all my decks!!!
on 1577392106
Holy crap. This is a game-changer. It used to take me like an hour to make all 20 cards for the day, now I can get it done in like 20 minutes. Allowing for almost 40 extra minutes of study/immersion per day. This is an INVALUABLE tool for anybody that is learning a language the correct way, which is some form of immersion method. Thank you so much MIA, I don't think I would ever get to the point of fluency in Japanese without you guys. But now, I'm very confident I'll exceed my expectations within the next few years thanks to tools like these.
on 1577391659
Valuable and motivating to the language learning process
on 1577357970
Amazing tool even for those learning other languages that aren't Asian - Portuguese in my case. Only downside (not the addons fault) is with European languages not being able to deconjugate. This can worked around if you know basic conjugation rules & searching forward.
on 1577354866
Makes card creation while immersing so much faster and intuitive. Now I pretty much keep Anki open at all times just so I can use the card creation features. An essential element to the MIA pipeline no matter what language you're learning.

For those learning Japanese: if you have the MIA Japanese Support add-on installed and set up, this add-on will automatically add furigana to every sentence/definition/Japanese text included on your card.
on 1577354470
Been using it for the last month or so (beta release) and I can say that it has saved me tons of time and is genuinely a useful plugin for making cards for your language learning.
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Great addon, replaces the need for external dictionary programs and makes making cards super easy and fast.
on 1577353868
The best anki add-on avalible for language learning by a landslide. If you are not using this, you are compromising your growth.
on 1577340728
WHOA!! This add-on is a game changer. Definitely recommend checking out their site for a more detailed description of what it can do.
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Increased the efficiency of my sentence card workflow process a lot
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This is great I've being waiting eagerly, thank you very much for the global hotkeys
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👍