Parley bug/feature fix discussion

Amarvir Singh amarvir.ammu.93 at
Mon Jan 6 22:46:52 UTC 2014

Oops. I guess I forgot this was going to kde-edu and not parley-devel :P.
This is for Parley.

On Tue, Jan 7, 2014 at 4:15 AM, Amarvir Singh <amarvir.ammu.93 at>wrote:

> Greetings,
> Regarding implementation of synonyms:
> I checked and a few older collections have been implemented with synonyms
> being marked by separating words which are synonyms by commas. Also, they
> are included in just one entry. Eg: "to teach: lehren, unterrichten." This
> is also how they are implemented in kvtml. But, as they aren't being
> parsed, during written practice only the full string "lehren, unterrichten"
> is accepted.
> But I think, later on it was decided that synonyms would be implemented by
> selecting the words in the synonym panel, in the editor. Eg: "lehren and
> unterrichten are synonyms". Also, synonyms are given an appropriate tag in
> the kvtml file. Eg: (the bug
> is fixed though, i guess. I checked.) But in this case, "to teach" has two
> entries, one for each synonym. This causes a problem because during the
> practice session, even though it accepts either of the synonyms as correct,
> it asks for the translation of the same word twice. Eg. 1/10 is "to teach"
> in written mode. I answer unterrichten. Parley tells me it is a synonym but
> correct. I move on to 2/10. But again the word is "to teach", and answer
> unterrichten again and it tells me it is correct.
> So the question do you want to implement it? Using a synonym tag
> and feature as added, I'd suggest we just ask the word once, and accept
> either of the answers. Repeating it doesnt make any sense to me.
> I'll happily implement it in a patch if we could discuss and find out the
> feature required. :)
> Thanks,
> Amarvir Singh
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