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Yomichan Forvo Server

<10kB. Updated 2021-11-15. Only supports Anki 2.1.x.


Yomichan Forvo Server for Anki Simple server to take advantage of Yomichan's custom audio sources feature. Requires Anki Connect. It web scrapes Forvo's search and word page to get a list of words Prerequisites Install
  1. Copy the code and install like you would for any other Anki addon
  2. Restart Anki
  3. Allow network connections (required since this is a local server)
  4. In yomichan settings, go to Audio > Configure Audio Playback Sources > Custom Audio Source
  5. Select Type as JSON and set URL to http://localhost:8770/?expression={term}&reading={reading}
  6. In your Audio Sources list below, make sure one of them is set to Custom
Now when you scan a word in Yomichan, you should be able to right click the audio icon and the Forvo custom audio sources should appear Changelog: 2021-03-22 2021-11-14


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Supported Anki versions:

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


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How do i solve this
When loading '⁨Yomichan Forvo Server⁩':
⁨Traceback (most recent call last):
File "aqt\addons.py", line 211, in loadAddons
File "C:\Users\user\AppData\Roaming\Anki2\addons21\580654285\__init__.py", line 209, in <module>
httpd = http.server.ThreadingHTTPServer(('localhost', 8770), ForvoHandler)
File "socketserver.py", line 452, in __init__
File "http\server.py", line 139, in server_bind
File "socket.py", line 756, in getfqdn
UnicodeDecodeError: 'utf-8' codec can't decode byte 0x95 in position 0: invalid start byte

Edit: It happens when I open anki.
Current operating system is windows 11 but I also faced the problem while on windows 10.
Anki version is 2.1.35
I use chrome for my browser Version 96.0.4664.45 (Official Build) (64-bit)
Comment from author before post was edited
Sorry you're having issues. Does this happen when you open anki or when you search up a word? Also can you give more context around operating system, Anki version, and browser? I might need more info to reproduce this bug.
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The add-on I wanted, except that literally the first ten words I tried didn't get to work, even though the audio on Forvo exists.
But it works with a couple of words not covered by Jpod101, so that's cool I guess.
Comment from author
Sorry the addon isn't working for you. Can you give some examples of words that don't work? Also if you can give some more info such as operating system, Anki version, browser, it might make it easier to debug.
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