- Rated 3 out of 5by N R, 9 months agoI installed this extension as an alternative to RIkaikun as someone trying to transition from using Chromium-based browsers, back to firefox. 10ten basically acts the same, which I appreciate, but my one issue makes it nearly impossible to use: it shows way, way, way too many definitions.
Whereas Rikaikun shows you only the most relevant definition for the kanji compound or kana-word on hover, 10ten seems to show you every single definition for every kanji in the compound AND THEN the kana that comprising the reading of that kanji. It ALSO will take katana or hiragana words, and break them down into their individual kana and then start spitting out unrelated kanji readings so the list explodes to the point of being unusable.
For example, here is a screenshot of what I get when I hover over the word チェンソー. Whereas Rikaikun would simply give me the result for チェンソー, 10ten gives me the results for チェ、血、地、針、千…endlessly going down each kanji with "chi" as a reading.
What about お披露目？Same problem, where Rikaikun simply brings up the definition for that word alone, 10ten floods the screen with the definitions for 尾、御、緒…
Other entries that were especially bothersome: に関して brings up results for 二、荷，煮 and goes on... Kanji compounds like 実際 Are hammered by every possible definition for the usage of 実、Same with any word beginning with 人、No matter how relevant all of those usages Could possibly be to the compound in use.
Turning off dictionaries until I only have a single one turned on seems to do nothing to change these results.
I really do like this extension and how easy to use and read is. I'm sorry for such a long review. I just really wanted to lay this issue out as clearly as possible, because I do think it makes the extension much harder for people to use.
Thank you for taking the time to read this.
Developer responseposted 9 months agoUpdate: This is now fixed in version 1.15. Thank you for your feedback!
Hi N R! Thank you very much for your review! That's very helpful. I agree the entries listed in those example are not useful.
I think we can hide many of them, or at least make it so that you need to scroll the popup to view them.
Unfortunately, sometimes those shorter matches are useful. e.g. when looking up 非の打ち所がない it's useful to be able to look up 非 at the same time so I suppose we will need to be clever about when to hide the extra matches and make the behavior configurable.
I have filed an issue to track this problem here: https://github.com/birchill/10ten-ja-reader/issues/1036
Thank you once again for your helpful review. I hope we can make 10ten more useful to you in the near future.
- Rated 3 out of 5by KataStrofY, 3 years agoThis is a great tool, but for some reason it keeps downloading the dictionary every time I restart firefox, which is quite anoying since it makes firefox take up necessary CPU from other applications.
For some reason, under Windows 7, Name Data 2.0.13 and newer does not want to be installed.
Under Windows 10, this doesnt seem to be a problem (latest Firefox versions on both machines, 82.0.3 64-bit).
Developer responseposted 3 years agoThank you for the very helpful bug report! I have filed https://github.com/birtles/rikaichamp/issues/428 and will try to address it there. If you have any extra information to add that would be most helpful!
- Rated 3 out of 5by Firefox user 15106044, 4 years agoWould be perfect, if there was on option to show transcription in Romaji (Revised Hepburn) instead of Hiragana (like sadly abandoned Perapera Japanese). Some people use it for other reasons than learning the language.
- Rated 3 out of 5by Firefox user 13983817, 5 years agoOften when I scroll over text, this extension will do nothing until I turn it off and on again. It happens so often as to be incredibly frustrating. I really liked this extension otherwise.
- Rated 3 out of 5by Firefox user 12814485, 6 years agoNext best thing to rikaichan. If only it didn't alter/move the original Japanese text, it would be - dare I say - better than rikaichan. Regardless, it's better than nothing. Although finicky, it does work!
Thank you very much for taking the time to port it to Quantum, Brian Birtles. Much appreciated!
- Rated 3 out of 5by Firefox user 13713395, 6 years agoVery fast and intuitive to use, and does not behave like AIDS.
One feature I'd like to see is the ability to add different libraries to it. I'll bump this review to a 5-stair if this is implemented, but for now I'll have to go back to Rikaisama
- Rated 3 out of 5by Savannah, 6 years agoWorks very well. I'll give it another star or two when it a look-up bar is added. I might also give it another star if it adds the option to access the preferences without navigating to them through the add-ons page; or if other languages are added.
It would also be nice if the colour of the active "理" button for the black-purple-green colour scheme was consistent with the others (that is, having the character "理" be the same colour as kanji are in the popup — in this case, purple).