it uses no levels:
This course was - like most courses - not really designed for typing in “classic reviews” and for sure it will miss a lot of alternatives.
Nevertheless, I watered my first 50-100 words.
The original text script for Portuguese Brazil is here: https://www.50languages.com/phrasebook/en/px/
It quite often used the “/” separator between text parts.
“-” is later used in other sentences.
The above Memrise course requires that you type both parts in the input text field when the answer is checked so it is rated correctly.
I have to say that I am completely lost because not all sentences use the “/” and there is no way to really know or to remember which sentence requires the second part after the slash or that there even is a second part for the PT target.
Current stage: In the current version “Auto correct” does not automatically add the forward slash “/” when you typed the last letter followed by a blank.
Does it make any sense to have the “Auto correct” code support an auto-complete “/” when you typed the last character with or without a blank? (e.g add blank “/”)
Maybe make this configurable for a single course in the settings or directly as a hack in the code.
When you really want to avoid multiple-choice (with all the given hints) in “classic reviews” (as I usually do when I focus on RECALLING practice) it would be a great help that you see that there are more parts / alternatives to come after the first entered text part and when this is exactly expected.
It is okay for me that in the current code implementation other characters like “,” are only shown when you correctly entered the NEW letter of the next following word, before too many hints are given in the text field.
I would not mind if a comma (like a “/” forward slash) would be auto-added.
Maybe every user has different needs…
Not all English source sentences which include “/” on the English side expect the “/” for multiple parts for the Portuguese BR target, but some (several).
As there is a MP3 native recording file provided by “50 languages” which goes through multiple chapter the original text script is fixed.
Sorry Cooljingle, this is not my own course and I am not sure if editing it for any alternative field accepted words/phrases would be the better final solution.
There is not just one “50 languages” course but multiple.
All flagged as “non-typing”.
You can expect that you run into this problem even on several foreign language courses when the company uses this hardwired forward slash “/” concept.
What do you think?
Is it worth the efforts? (depending on how difficult this customization and code enhancement would be)
To be honest, so far I never have been too actively into learning this “50 language” Portuguese course on Memrise but it contains really some great phrases I am still very week in even after two years of learning on Duolingo, other Memrise courses and Mondly.
I am not sure how many learners are using your “Auto correct” userscript, but I think it may be important not to break existing functionality for those users who are used to it as it works right now.
I do not learn any Asia or harder languages with a foreign writing script than Latin, so I have no idea what the exact needs for those users will be who do.
Best regards / Viele Grüße