Letters cut off in Review (and other places)

This applies to the Devenagari (Hindi, Sanskrit and some other languages) script.

In review the top of the letters is cut off, sometimes making an important dot or stroke invisible or less visible.

(I don’t have a pic now - because the time is so fast; image to be posted later)
Cut after giving the wrong answer; in this picture top of the curve is cut off:

Example below: a dot should have been approximately where the red dot is drawn:

Top of letter cut off when selected in multiple choice. See image below. In the red circle an stroke and a dot should be visible, but as they are cut off, they are hard to recognize. They are though visible in the option below number 4 (blue circle; because the timer requires to make the screenshot really fast, the bottom of this word is not fully copied, but it looked fine)

Exception: The top the letters not or less cutt off when UNselected.

I think this has been reported for the Memrise site as well; but on the Decks I noticed a difference: when UN-selected, the letters are wholly visible.


The cut-off letters in the devengari scrip (used by Hindi, Sanskrit and Nepalese, are not cut-off anymore.

See screenshot

The top of the characters is now correctly displayed and well visible. :smile::grin::smiley:

BTW: it is absolutely coincidence that this screenshot is displaying exactly the same entry as in the original post…

I’d really like to know: was it intentionally fixed, or the design improved to avoid this kind of things, or did it just go away as a positive side effect of a layout update or so?

Anway, thanks!


Strangerly, the problem doesn’t seem to be always solved.

Here top of Devenagari script still cut off…

Is this a difference between Memrise and Decks perhaps? Perhaps I assumed that the code would be the same for this part and didn’t check carefully whether it was Memrise or Decks…

So bottom line, it is sometimes sovled, but not always.


It is still happening to me. All the time. It is very irritating.

Great feedback, Kelly.

I discovered that it happens to me too. Is you screenshot on Memrise or on Decks? I have the feeling that it’s fixed on Memrise, but not on Decks.


This is a screenshot from Memrise, after answering incorrectly during Review:

The letters look good.


I just tested your theory and you are right. Memrise is good, but Decks is still cutting off the top and bottom.

this problem appear regardless of language

i have words cut, letters cut in almost all courses i’m taking

the problem has been around since the last majos interface change, that means 3 years now!!!


I remember that you wrote about in the past, I think it was Japanese or Chinese. I thought that was more or less solved, but now I hear it isn’t. First I thought it was just a Devenagari issue, which isn’t a real focus. For Japanese and so are tons of learners, so perhaps we can get some attention. Though it has been three years now, it’s possible to try to get their attention.

If you have time, would you mind posting a screenshot of Memrise, and of one of Decks? Thanks.

BTW: wouldn’t the official Memrise courses be affected as well? That means that the impact is even greater.

i have words cut also in German, Dutch , … etc… take your choice

i am still using only the memrise site, i am afraid they will leave us a decks full of bugs… never to be addressed


Sorry for the late response, but you arent’ kidding!
Would you some screenshot of words cut-off in those languages? I haven’t seen it, but then I don’t look much at those often.

Update: still cut-off in Decks.

@MemriseMatty: Matt, it seems that this issue was fixed on Memrise. Do you think it is possible to give more space to the the headword and fix this issue on Decks as well?

It’s really important. For example in the image above, there should be a dot in the little ‘curve’ (under the speaker icon). A curve with a dot is different from a curve without a dot.

And also in multiple choice when the button is selected. The not-selected buttons show the character fully. See image below.