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Anki Thread Student 07/17/2020 (Fri) 08:24:58 ID: 67adca No.271
This thread is dedicated to the use and discussion of Anki for learning languages. >He doesn't study vocabulary using Anki What's the matter anon? afraid of making progress? >What is Anki The best digital flashcard program; both the most effective for memorization and the most powerful/customizable. It's also free, open source, and multiplatform, with versions available on Windows, Mac, Linux, Android, iOS, and online, with optional synchronization between multiple platforms. >How to get started Download Anki here: https://apps.ankiweb.net/ You can read Anki's documentation here: https://docs.ankiweb.net/#/ You can search for decks shared by other users by clicking the "Get Shared" button in Anki, or by going here: https://ankiweb.net/shared/decks/ You can further customize your experience by looking through user-generated add-ons here: https://ankiweb.net/shared/addons/2.1 >Examples of things to do ITT >Ask questions about using Anki, styling cards, adjusting settings, etc. >Post or request decks from other anons >Talk about how you use Anki and what you use it for
How many people use typed answers? I use them on all my decks because having to actively recall the information and having my mistakes pointed out improves my results, but it seems like most people don't use them. Why is that?
>>272 I don't recall that being a feature in anki. I'd use decks built around that for vocabulary.
>>272 Too slow, better to just add picures and audio
>>273 Yeah, it's a property of the cards. Here's the documentation page on it.: https://docs.ankiweb.net/#/templates/fields?id=checking-your-answer I've made all my cards from scratch, so I don't know how hard it is to retrofit a deck that wasn't used for it to use it. >>274 >too slow I don't know dude; my cards/minute seem to be on par with other people in JLTs, and even if it's slower, it's definitely not too slow, and the deference in results is definitely worth it. >add pictures and audio Audio is definitely important for developing correct pronunciation, so I use it as much as I can. I don't know about pictures. I guess they probably help with recall like a mnemonic, but they won't do the same thing as forcing active recall, and it will take a lot longer to track down images and add them as media for every note than convert the note to include a type field.
How to edit the css of typed answers For the longest time I could only get these to partially work, and I didn't get much help online, but I just figured it out, so I'm posting it here. >Edit the typing field itself you have to use the style #typeans{} (not code#typeans{}, which changes the answer checking. Every line of the style has to be marked !important, or the changes on that line will not show up (the note editor will show the changes, but they will not show up when you return to the actual cards). Example: [code] #typeans{ font-family: "Yu Mincho Gothic" !important; font-size: 25px !important; } [/code] >changing the checked answers To change (all parts of) the checked answer, use the style code#typeans{}. If you have also changed the #typeans{} style already, every change you make in code#typeans{} that conflicts with #typeans{} must be marked !important, or it will be overridden. Example (for using both) [code] #typeans{ font-family: "Yu Mincho Gothic" !important; font-size: 25px !important; } code#typeans{ font-family: "BIZ UDGothic" !important; } [/code] >Changing the style of correct, wrong, and missing characters individually in the checked answer The three css styles to do this are .typeGood{}, .typeBad{}, and .typeMissed{} respectively. They work as intended without any quirks, and will override code#typeans{} and #typeans{} without needing to be marked as !important.
>>277 You can automate both audio and video by scraping the data. It still requires active recall, you just quiz yourself on the note in multiple directions. Given the image, what is the word in your language. Given the audio, how do you spell it. Given the word, what does it mean? (image on back). Then it's just yes/no and you can rip through thousands of words at lightning speed. This is power user stuff, but even if you can't code you can often find shared decks that already come with images and audio you're golden as long as you set up the cards properly. It works really well with verbs and concrete nouns, less well but still OK with adjectives, and not so well with adverbs. But you can pull example sentences to go with those too to give you a bit of mnemonic information. Don't get my wrong typing words can give you some real benefit, it's just not the most efficient way if you are talking about memorizing 10 thousand+ words, especially if you're doing multiple languages. My opinion of course. PDF unrelated.

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