- by Firefox user 15106044, 2 years agoRated 3 out of 5Would 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.
- by Kees Bot, 2 years agoRated 5 out of 5This is for me the perfect replacement for the old Rikaichan. My only wish is for a toggle in the preferences that would let me turn image ALT/TITLE attribute interpretation off.Great idea. I've filed https://github.com/birtles/rikaichamp/issues/104 for this feature. Please feel free to add comments there about the specific reason for wanting this.
- by leumas1960, 2 years agoRated 5 out of 5Please excuse my pickiness as I know you're doing this for free, but if you could change it so that there's a tab (the spaces in the meaning sections are the same as the spaces between the word, reading, and meaning, so Anki sees a ton of useless fields) between the word, the reading, and the meaning sections (when you highlight a word, press c, e), that would make it possible to import from a text file into Anki the entire entry (if you use c, t, it works, but because the reading is formatted "あいうえお" and not "[あいうえお]", it's not usable by the japanese support add-on for Anki, which many people, including myself use).
The reason I want that to work, is because the dictionary in Rikaichamp is likely more accurate for readings, which I can't realistically check in their entirety whenever I'm bulk adding words to a text file, and then Anki.Yeah, that's a totally reasonable request. Sorry for the delay. (I don't think I got email notification for this review somehow).
Would it work to also just add the  to the reading in the c, t, version? Feel free to follow-up either on the GitHub issue I created for this: https://github.com/birtles/rikaichamp/issues/97 or on twitter: @rikaichamp
- by Firefox user 14534141, 2 years agoRated 5 out of 5this is a fucking brilliant add on, cheers to the creator. makes life 400 billion times easier as a pleb trying to study japanese. i use it a lot to read those simple NHK articles (a great resource for anyone who wants to regularly apply their japanese reading skills - https://www3.nhk.or.jp/news/easy/ ). thank you!
- by Firefox user 13543121, 2 years agoRated 5 out of 5Since the last dictinoary update, proper names are now showing up on top of the list of word definitions.
I do not like this change. Names dictionary still displays normally as always when I press shift.
- by samurai80, 2 years agoRated 4 out of 5Thank you very much for this porting of Rikaichan. Is there any chance you port Rikaichamp for THUNDERBIRD too ? That would be great to say the least, and I'll probably make a donation if you do so.
I've been working in Japan in a Japanese company for a long time and Rikaichan for Mozilla Thunderbird helped me A LOT. I recently updated Thunderbird just to realize that Rikaichan wasn't supported anymore. Please HELP !
PS: I tried getting the xpi file after adding the extension to Firefox and then import it into Thunderbird. While the extension is properly listed and shown as compatible in Thunderbird, it actually doesn't seem to work :/
EDIT: Thank you for the answer and happy new year :) I hope you or someone else can do something about it. Unfortunately I'm not into software dev :( If it takes less than 6 months it would be awesome !Thanks. I started digging into this a little bit today. Unfortunately it does seem like it will take time. I posted some notes that might be useful to others who want to help out: https://github.com/birtles/rikaichamp/issues/46
- by Firefox user 14519704, 2 years agoRated 5 out of 5Before I used Rikaichan and back then you could use the extension with pdf files open with firefox as well. For some reason, now pdf files opened with firefox will not show the pop-up window. Can you fix this? Also, if you could make this work with epub files it would be awesome.
EDIT: Thanks a lot for clarifying this problem, I have edited my review as this is something that the extension itself cannot solve. I used the link that you provided, this opens some unrelated pdf file and from then I opened my own pdf file within the same window and the plugin now works as it did before. Can you please explain what's special about that pdf tab that makes the extension work?Unfortunately there's nothing I can do about PDF files for now due to changes in Firefox that mean extensions can't interact with the PDF viewer (see bug 1454760 - https://bugzilla.mozilla.org/show_bug.cgi?id=1454760). Some people have been able to work around this by using the PDF viewer at https://mozilla.github.io/pdf.js/web/viewer.html and then opening a different file from the toolbar in the upper right.
- by Firefox user 14273877, 3 years agoRated 4 out of 5Nice replacement for Rikai-chan.
I only miss the lookup bar. I use the lookup bar to look up words (from other programs, printed media, etc.). As a workaround, I currently use the lookup bar from Rikai-chan in Thunderbird.