updates

2021/11/08

Language Tools 3.20: fixed display issue with the Language Tools bar in the editor, made it compatible with Anki's night mode. Also Language Tools should work with Anki 2.1.49.

2021/10/31

AwesomeTTS 1.52: Added FPT.AI Vietnamese high quality voices (called AceSound). Listen to all Vietnamese Voices

2021/10/09

AwesomeTTS 1.48: important: the mp3 cache directory has been moved from %APPDATA%\Anki2\addons21\1436550454\awesometts\.cache to %APPDATA%\Anki2\addons21\1436550454\user_files\cache . If you want to preserve your cached files before upgrading, please back them up from the previous location, and after installing 1.48, you can copy the cached mp3 files to the new location. This new location will not be overwritten when upgrading the addon going forward. Other fixes: fixed Naver Papago, Forvo now looks at top 10 results to pick the most accurate one (contributed by TiddlyWiddly).

2021/09/23

Language Tools 3.13: new Breakdown functionality: take a sentence of foreign language, and break it down to its individual components, with translation and transliteration of each part. This will be particularly useful to learners of asian languages or unfamiliar scripts. It could be useful when learning languages which use latin alphabet, to understand the sentence structure. The feature set is very basic for now, and you'll have to copy the result set into the field of your choosing. Breakdown is available in Chinese, Japanese, Thai, French, German, Spanish, Russian, Polish, Italian. If you're interested in another language please contact me.

2021/08/20

Language Tools 3.9 released: Adds support for Anki 2.1.46, particular the editor changes. Live Updates, i.e. how Language Tools automatically updates audio/translation/transliterations based on source fields is now configurable using the toolbar. You can turn off/on live updates, force-run an update, and change the typing delay to suit your taste.

2021/07/04

Language Tools 3.5 released: Text replacements can now be done in simple mode and regex mode (regular expression). For most users, simple mode will be easier, and if you have special needs and understand the regex syntax, you always have that option.

2021/06/27

Language Tools 3.3 released: You can now define text replacement rules, using regular expression syntax. This is available in menu Tools -> Language Tools: Text Processing. Replacement rules can apply to all transformation types (Audio, Translation, Transliteration), or the ones you choose only. You can verify that your replacement rules are working by entering some text in that dialog.

2021/06/18

AwesomeTTS 1.45 released: Azure now has SSML support, you can use tags like <break time="1s"/>. Added links to various tutorials to help beginners learn how to use AwesomeTTS.

2021/06/14

Language Tools 3.2 released: Show error message if voice selection could not be retrieved. Don't generate audio for empty fields, or fields which contain blank html tags. Add account info in the verify API key dialog.

2021/06/13

AwesomeTTS 1.43 released: New voices from Azure: a number of English US/UK and regional voices (Hong Kong, New Zealand, Singapore, South Africa). New Jenny/Multilingual voice which sounds similar across different languages.
https://techcommunity.microsoft.com/t5/azure-ai/azure-text-to-speech-updates-at-build-2021/ba-p/2382981
New Google Malay voices.

2021/05/30

Language Tools: DeepL translation service now available. Supports translation in the following languages: Bulgarian, Czech, Danish, German, Greek, English, Spanish, Estonian, Finnish, French, Hungarian, Italian, Japanese, Lithuanian, Latvian, Dutch, Polish, Portuguese,Romanian, Russian, Slovak, Slovenian, Swedish, Chinese

2021/05/27

AwesomeTTS 1.41 released: fixes Naver Papago service

2021/05/26

New IPA Transliteration service added: Epitran. Using Language Tools, you can now generate IPA pronunciations for the following languages: Amharic, Arabic, Azerbaijani, Azerbaijani, Catalan, Cebuano, German, German, German, English, French, French, Hausa, Hindi, Hungarian, Indonesian, Italian, Javanese, Kazakh, Kazakh, Kinyarwanda, Kyrgyz, Kyrgyz, Kyrgyz, Lao, Marathi, Maltese, Malay, Dutch, Chichewa, Punjabi, Polish, Romanian, Russian, Shona, Somali, Spanish, Swahili, Swedish, Tamil, Telugu, Tajik, Thai, Tigrinya, Turkmen, Turkmen, Turkish, Ukrainian, Uyghur, Uzbek, Uzbek, Vietnamese, Xhosa, Yoruba, Zulu

2021/05/25

Language Tools 3.1 released. Previously, when a single error was found while applying translations or transliterations, you had to start over (even if you selected 100 notes). This is now fixed in version 3.1. This should help with problematic services such as EasyPronunciation which has an extremely restrictive daily limit (I'm working on fixing that). Also, wanted to remind of the following:

Thanks for using Language Tools, let me know what features you'd like to have !