I wish it could read Rated 5 out of 5 stars

This is a great addon. I wish it could read in further version. Anyway, anyone know a Text to speech engine for Cantonese ?

Rated 5 out of 5 stars

An excellent job. The addon is extremely useful both for novice and for native speakers (there are many words in the language that I don't know how to pronounce properly).

For future enhancement, think about adding audio pronunciation, like clicking a button in the popup window to activate an audio file. This would help those who may have difficulty distinguishing between, e.g., "pa1", "pa2" or "pa6". Such a feature is available in the web site http://humanum.arts.cuhk.edu.hk/Lexis/Canton2/.

It may take some effort to make this wish a reality. In the meantime, a poor man's version (this feature itself has its own uses) is to list 4 or 5 other characters that have the same sound.

file name needed to save to clipboard Rated 5 out of 5 stars

Perakun had stopped working for some reason. Thankfully this seems to do the job. Many thanks.

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"cantofish cannot save clipboard word to file

i would like to use cantofish as memo pad for unknown word as suggested by Morgo. but when i try this, always error happen because of unreconised path. i try ~/cantoneseword.txt or just cantoneseword.txt all fail.

Rated 3 out of 5 stars by jthx on April 22, 2010"

I have the solution...

The file name should be something along the lines of: "C:\Documents and Settings\YourUserNamel\Desktop\test.txt"

That seemed to work for me. And I'm now pressing S very happily, adding to my test file, and then importing into Anki and the Mandarin card template.

This is a great tool for me. I return to China in August for three years of working on climate change issues. So this is going to be a big help as I start to ramp up my Mandarin skills again.

Thanks for the work on this John. And thanks for the suggestion Morgo of saving files that can be picked up by Anki.

Happy studying everyone!

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (1.35). 

cantofish cannot save clipboard word to file Rated 3 out of 5 stars

i would like to use cantofish as memo pad for unknown word as suggested by Morgo. but when i try this, always error happen because of unreconised path. i try ~/cantoneseword.txt or just cantoneseword.txt all fail.

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (1.35). 

Rated 5 out of 5 stars

I can't live without it.

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (1.35). 

Rated 5 out of 5 stars

I wouldn't be able to live without this extension.

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (1.35). 

Rated 4 out of 5 stars

Works very well, but now I have upgraded to Thinderbird 3.0.4, it will not install. Is there a work around or new version imminent?

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (1.35). 

Rated 5 out of 5 stars

Wow...I am SO glad to have this!
Tip for people studying using the Anki software. Set up the "Clipboard/Save" section of CantoFish as a new text file somewhere on your computer (eg: "CantoneseWords.txt"). Then, when using CantoFish, and hovering over a word you don't know, press "S" to save the word to the clipboard text file. Later, IMPORT the text file words into Anki and study them! This way you can read stuff on the fly using CantoFish, but also actually learn the words you didn't know later!

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (1.35). 

Rated 5 out of 5 stars

Wow...I am SO glad to have this!
Tip for people studying using the Anki software. Set up the "Clipboard/Save" section of CantoFish as a new text file somewhere on your computer (eg: "CantoneseWords.txt"). Then, when using CantoFish, and hovering over a word you don't know, press "S" to save the word to the clipboard text file. Later, IMPORT the text file words into Anki and study them! This way you can read stuff on the fly using CantoFish, but also actually learn the words you didn't know later!

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (1.35). 

Rated 5 out of 5 stars

Nice! Now with Mandarin Pinyin, it renders Chinese Perapera-kun obsolete. Moreover, this has always worked for me, the dictionary doesn't have as many weird definitions as Perapera-kun, and its dictionary is huge in comparison!

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (1.34). 

Rated 5 out of 5 stars

Thanks! Thanks, for including the dictionary in the xpi. I'm in China, so... from pera kun 焉知非福 to here.

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (1.34). 

Rated 5 out of 5 stars

Thanks! Thanks, for including the dictionary in the xpi. I'm in China, so... from pera kun 焉知非福 to here.

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (1.34). 

Switching CantoFisch on and off with a configurable Rated 5 out of 5 stars

It is a dream like tool ... !!!

If only I had it back in 1996 when I lived in Hong Kong for 5 years and inspite of lack of such a wonderfull tool as CantoFish still have learned very fluent Cantonese ...but reading online now is so fluent and brings my Hong Kong memories back...

Thank you...

I was wondering if a hotkey shortcut that one could configure would be possible to switch CantoFish on and off when used together with Chinese Pera-Kun because some of my Mandarin reading skills are better so checking back and forth so far is only possible with the right mouse click and switching it without a shortcut ...

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (1.32). 

Rated 5 out of 5 stars

Works well. Good Cantonese tool. It has now replaced my Chinese Pera-Kun

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (1.32). 

Rated 5 out of 5 stars

fantastic! invaluable for anyone learning cantonese online. no problems at all.

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (1.27). 

Rated 5 out of 5 stars

Works beautifully, thanks. Not many languages can boast a pop-up translator, great to see Cantonese with one

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (1.25). 

Rated 5 out of 5 stars

awesome tool

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (1.25). 

Great tool Rated 5 out of 5 stars

Excellent Cantonese language learning tool - highly recommended!

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (1.25). 

Rated 5 out of 5 stars

Very very handy device and bug /conflict free

Barrie

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (1.25). 

Good, also useful for Classical Chinese Rated 5 out of 5 stars

This is an excellent tool for anyone learning Cantonese. Its vocabulary is impressive, as it contains data from multiple dictionaries. It is more accurate than Chinese Perapera-kun. In addition to it being useful for reading Cantonese, I also find it very useful for reading Classical Chinese.

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (1.27).