Monday, August 17, 2015

Tatoeba update (August 17th, 2015)

* Contributors can now adopt sentences from deactivated accounts.

* Contributors can now choose whether to display "(native)" next to sentences by self-identified native speakers.

* The settings page has been reorganized to include an "experimental" category.

* Contributors can now remove their profile picture. Previously, they could only replace it with a different one.

Monday, August 10, 2015

Tatoeba update (August 10th, 2015)

New feature: sentences collection/ratings

 This is a feature that has been discussed a lot, and you can find in the links more detailed information and discussions about this feature:
In short, you can now mark sentences as "OK", "not OK" or "unsure". There are dedicated buttons for it.
When you mark a sentence, it is added to your collection. You can view this collection from the menu under your username, in "My collection".
On the sentence's details page, you will be able to see who marked the sentence, and what rating it was given.

This feature is deactivated by default. In order to activate it, you will need to go to your settings, and check the option " Activate the feature to rate sentences and build your collection of sentences."

There is still a lot of work to be done but now it can be tested in real situations. So please use it and share your thoughts and ideas on how to make it better.

Native owner 

An indicator about the native level of the owner of a sentence is now displayed.

If the owner of a sentence mentioned in his or her profile that he or she is a native speaker of the language of the sentence, you will see "(native)" next to the username.

Monday, July 27, 2015

Tatoeba update (July 27th, 2015)

LANGUAGES
* Indonesian has been added as a user interface language.
* Emilian (for which we have a native contributor) has been added as a language.
* Zaza (for which we have a native contributor) has been added as a language.

SENTENCE CLEANUP
* In Macedonian sentences, all instances of Latin lowercase e grave have been replaced with the Cyrillic version.
* Byte-order marks, which are invisible but often prevent duplicate merging, have been removed and are now automatically stripped.

USER INTERFACE
* After linking a translation, the "Show X more translations" link did not work. This has been fixed.
* Adding a sentence to a set of favorites was not working. This has been fixed.

Monday, July 20, 2015

Tatoeba update (July 20th, 2015)

* SEARCH *
* Performing an advanced search without text keywords now works correctly when both the "fewest words first" option and the "Reverse order" checkbox are enabled.

* Performing an advanced search without text keywords now works correctly when the "Random order" option is selected.

* When searching in Hebrew, vowels are ignored, and final and non-final letters are treated as identical.

* Cyrillic characters that do not fall into the main Russian range are now handled correctly in searches.

* Previously, sentences that were recently translated might show up in a search for sentences without translations. This has been fixed.

* Previously, searches that were limited to sentences with indirect translations also found those with direct translations. This has been fixed.

* MISCELLANEOUS *
* The activity timeline now uses bar length exclusively, rather than bar length and color, to indicate the number of sentences added.

* The drop-down list displayed under a member's username has been changed. "My profile" has been added to the top, and "Edit profile" has been removed from the second position from the bottom.

* "Personal information" (name, country, birthday, homepage) and "Description" are now edited and saved together within a profile.

* Tooltips for the icons above a sentence were not displayed in certain browsers. This has been fixed.

Wednesday, July 15, 2015

Tatoeba update (July 13th, 2015)

** Tatoeba update (July 13th, 2015) **

* It is now possible to set the language of a sentence to "unknown" when the language has been auto-detected.

* A duplicate link for translating a user's sentences has been removed.

* The "Show activity timeline" link has been moved from the home page to the "More" menu.

* The message for the case where no search results are found has been simplified.

* The edit icon for personal lists is no longer broken across two lines.

* Previously, specifying random order for a search without any content would result in a sort by number of words. Now it results in a truly random sort.

* Previously, when a user specified in an advanced search that sentences must be written by native speakers, the results would include sentences by non-natives as well. This has been fixed.

* The latest contributions for Toki Pona and CycL are now displayed again.

* Duplicate lines in the exported tags.csv file have been eliminated.

* In "Latest contributions", sentences in right-to-left languages are now displayed correctly.

* The names of several countries have been made more natural.

Tuesday, June 30, 2015

Tatoeba update (June 29th, 2015)

** Tatoeba update (June 29th, 2015) **

* Languages in drop-down lists (except the ones for adding a new sentence and adding a translation, which have not yet been changed) are now displayed in two parts: the user-specific languages at the top, and the other languages below. If a user is logged in, the user-specific languages are the ones in his or her profile. Otherwise, they are the ones most recently selected.
* Searching for sentences not translated into a particular language is now faster.
* The "has audio" icon is now displayed correctly for translations in lists.
* Previously, when an attempt was made to auto-detect the language for a sentence, and auto-detection failed, the sentence was not added. This has been fixed.
* Searching for a user's sentences in a given language used to cause an incorrect message to be displayed when no results were found. This has been fixed.

Tuesday, June 23, 2015

Tatoeba update (June 22nd, 2015)

** Tatoeba update (June 22nd, 2015) **

* Searches *
** Searches can now use wildcard characters to match parts of a word. **
** Stress marks can now be excluded from searches in Russian. **
** There is a new button for clearing the search field between searches **

* Other changes *
** Users can now choose the number of sentences to display on a page. **
** Private messages can now be permanently deleted. **
** The date format has been internationalized. **
** Adopting or unadopting a sentence no longer causes extra translations to be displayed. **