how to enable "Chinese Support Redux" for this note type -

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Elizabeth Noell

20 May, 2020 12:57 PM

After upgrading to 2.2.23, I no longer get automatic filed fill-ins. In the following directions, I don't see where to click on "enable Chinese Support Redux" by clicking on 汉字。How do I enable? Can anyone help me?

To use the field-filling features:

Add a new note to Anki (press a)
Select Chinese (Basic) or Chinese (Advanced) as the note type
Enable Chinese Support Redux for this note type (click 汉字)
Enter a word (e.g., 電話) into the Hanzi field (sentences will also work)
Press Tab
The remaining fields should then be populated automatically

  1. Support Staff 1 Posted by Damien Elmes on 20 May, 2020 11:56 PM

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    The add-on author has not been active lately, and has not updated the add-on to work with recent Anki versions. The easiest workaround for now would be to switch back to Anki 2.1.15

  2. 2 Posted by Elizabeth Noell on 21 May, 2020 11:51 AM

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    HI Damien,
    Thank you so much for replying. To go back to Anki version, do
    have to uninstall Anki and start over? I did try downloading the earlier
    version, but the latest 2.2.23 keeps overriding it. If you have
    directions for uninstalling Anki, that would be helpful. What I read
    on-line seems rather complicated and I am afraid I will mess things up.
     I have a Mac computer. If you have another way of getting back to
    version, please let me know.
    Again, thanks for your help.

  3. Support Staff 3 Posted by Damien Elmes on 21 May, 2020 10:38 PM

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    You can drag the current .app to the trash, then open the older .dmg and drag the .app to your Applications folder. It won't delete your data, which is stored separately.

  4. 4 Posted by Elizabeth Noell on 22 May, 2020 11:38 AM

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    HI Damien,
    I dragged the 2.1.23 version to the trash and also permanently deleted it
    from the trash. I also searched my Mac folders to see if there was any
    trace of version 2.1.23. I could not detect any. [However, I suspect
    a trace of 2.1.23 may be lurking somewhere and I cannot find it! I read
    somewhere if there is a trace, the newer version will still override the
    older version. I don't know if this is the case in my situation.]

    Then I re-installed version 2.1.15.
    When I tried to add a vocabulary word to my Chinese deck, the fields still
    will not automatically fill in.

    I searched on the Internet for how to uninstall the Anki app but it was for
    version *2.0.26* and I had installed version 2.1.23. Anyway, this site
    says to download the Mac App Remover. Do you think I need to do this?

    Thanks for your help!

  5. Support Staff 5 Posted by Damien Elmes on 25 May, 2020 12:03 AM

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    You don't need any external software to remove Anki - everything is located in the .app. You can check the version you are running in the Anki>About menu item while the main window is visible. Perhaps you need to install the add-on again?

  6. 6 Posted by Elizabeth Noell on 28 Jul, 2020 02:47 PM

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    HI Damien,
    I got a popup notice that the 2.1.29 Anki version has been released. My
    question is -- will this version be ok now? I had previously downloaded
    the 2.2.23 updated version, but then the fields would not automatically
    fill in. Then I had a very difficult time downgrading back to the earlier
    version 2.1.15. But ANKI still does not operate properly. While it will
    give me the Chinese [Mandarin] pronunciation for words, I have to manually
    type in the word meanings in English. It does not automatically fill in
    the English translation of the Mandarin characters or words.

    I would appreciate any advice you can give me.

  7. Support Staff 7 Posted by Damien Elmes on 29 Jul, 2020 01:10 AM

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    The add-on author has not published a supported version, so if you want to be safe I'd recommend avoiding updating for now.

  8. Support Staff 8 Posted by Damien Elmes on 29 Jul, 2020 01:10 AM

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    (regarding any issues you're experiencing with the add-on, please report them to the add-on author - I have no experience with it myself)

  9. 9 Posted by Elizabeth Noell on 29 Jul, 2020 12:21 PM

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    HI Damien,
    Thanks for the quick reply. You had mentioned that I could contact the
    author of the add-on due to my issue with the 2.1.15 Anki version not
    automatically filling in the "meaning" field. Are you able to provide me
    with the author's contact information so I can explain my issue and
    hopefully resolve it?

    Thanks so much.

  10. Support Staff 10 Posted by Damien Elmes on 29 Jul, 2020 09:39 PM

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