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3.1.1:

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Main wordlist has now been updated. Changes include -




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2.3.0:

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Online Hebrew Tutorial 2.0 -

Spanish tutorial added.

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Nil.




2.2:

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Added new wordlists "FSsBiblicalHebrewProject1", "JEsHugoWordlist1" and "JEsTelAvivUniWordlist1".

Updated all wordlists to the new ten language Unicode format.

"masterWordlist" renamed to "mainWordlist" to be consistent with the tutorial.

Online Hebrew Tutorial 2.0 -

Large pdf download has been updated with bookmarks.

Listening Skills -

Nil.




2.1:

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Added new wordlists "DJBsBiblicalHebrewWordlist", "HebrewForMeWordlist" and "MWsEncountersMHWordlist".

Updated wordlists "BHsShaarLamatchilWordlist" and "MOsHaYesodWordlist".

Online Hebrew Tutorial 2.0 -

Due to popular demand, link to large pdf download is now double clickable.

Listening Skills -

Nil.




2.0:

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New panels: editor, lexicon and individual word statistics. Back Button. Tooltip help.

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Added new wordlists "ABsDutchHebrewWordlist" and "BHsShaarLamatchilWordlist".

Online Hebrew Tutorial 2.0 -

Nil.

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1.0.7:

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New splash screen and name, less cryptic names of the program parts, otherwise identical to 1.0.6.

Known Bugs -

As per 1.0.6.

Wordlists -

Fixed a problem with "population" in ERsModernHebrewWordlist. Fixed problems in the masterWordlist Binyaniym with some genders being misclassified. Fixed problems with feminine form of 15. Combined entries in binyaniym where the masculine and feminine were the same. Fixed some typographic errors. Adjusted the translation of Binyan Hoph'al in the present tense. More accurate translation for words "animal" and "alive, living, live". Classified adjectives according to gender and number. Added three new wordlists ("EACsModernHebrewWordlist", "MOsHaYesodWordlist" and "ZZsCzechModernHebrewWordlist").

Online Hebrew Tutorial 2.0 -

Completely new version with exercises and video downloads.

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1.0.6:

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Major work on the internal design. Added a left, right, up, down keyboard shortcuts (ie the arrow keys) to the wrong, right, next and show translation buttons respectively . Fixed bug where the DEFAULTEASINESSWITHINDIFFICULTY was 3, instead of 4. Added the "Psychological Aspects" page with some educational technology principles. The enter button now acts to take the cancel/dismiss button on windows, so you are not forced to use the mouse as often. Added windows that produce graphs of your progress for the session, for the currently loaded wordlist over all time, and comparisons of the number in the current and current versus history sessions. Added extra choices of gender, and number of words. Added a text area to allow personal notes for each word. Updated Online Help for new functionality, highlighted important points more. Russian language translations and support. Reduced the size taken up on screen for the windows version, you can now run it on 640x480 screens. Made the Windows\Unix versions ship with all java files inside RosettaJavaSupport directory. Added a splashscreen. Made an hourglass/spinning watch cursor display when the application is busy. Added an word choice to allow all non Biblical words only for users wishing to focus on Modern Hebrew. Improved support for font mappings - should now support all non asian fonts in the translation, notes, and foreign word sections.

Known Bugs -

The cancel/done button in the transfer statistics window requires clicking twice to be dismissed after a transfer of statistics. Windows Java Bugs (These are problems in versons 2.x and 3.x of MSJVM that impact RosettaStone: Focus on buttons in each screen can fail intermitently. File Dialogs in the Transfer Stats window are not modal, and cannot be made modal). Mac Java Bugs (These are the problems that impact RosettaStone: The note text area only returns English correctly. Trying a version greater than MRJ 2.1.3 may fix this if you need Russian).

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Updated wordlists to have further classifications of number and gender, and fixed some typos. Master wordlist also had some better classifications/translations put on it (eg Biblical words were reclassified); and many duplicate words removed.

Online Hebrew Tutorial 1.0.6 -

Updated "Online Resources", added "The RosettaStone" commercial software (nothing to do with this software). Added further downloads to make it easy to print the tutorial on a postscript printer. Added an errata section.

Font Converter 1.0.6b2 -

Tidied up its appearance. Handles new fields in the 1.0.6 version wordlists. Added a "SHebrew" -> RosettaHebrew converter option.




1.0.5:

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Produced the Online Help system, which provides a much clearer and easily navigable guide to setting up, troubleshooting and customising the application.

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The cancel/done button in the transfer statistics window requires clicking twice to be dismissed after a transfer of statistics.

Wordlists -

Another 1000 modern Hebrew words ("ERsModernHebWordlist.txt" in the additional wordlists directory).

Online Hebrew Tutorial 1.0.5 -

Added new section called "Online Resources" which provides additional resources on, or available over the internet.

Font Converter 1.0.5a1 -

Now handles Nisus writer conversions, and Apple True Type. On Mac made a double clickable application.




1.0.4:

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General preferences now allows you to simply choose handwritten hebrew, or printed hebrew. Additional documentation on how to make your own wordlists. Fixed bug that turns off autoload if the wordlist file is not found, fixed bug that turns off autoload if another wordlist file is opened. startup script for windows NT users.

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Produced a handwritten font (RosettaHebrewScript) and a new printed font to replace Ramat Gan (RosettaHebrew). Wordlists prepared in one font will display correctly in the other.

Known Bugs -

The cancel/done button in the transfer statistics window requires clicking twice to be dismissed after a transfer of statistics.

Wordlists -

Around 3000 words now, new words added for the Online Hebrew Tutorial drills.

Online Hebrew Tutorial 1.0.4 -

Major change here: added many more lessons presenting virtually all language features. Made the html more easily navigable.

Font Converter 1.0.4a3 -

Changed the names of the fonts it converts. (ie RosettaHebrew now appears on the menus instead of Ramat Gan). Now converts ";" and the word binding symbol in SuperHebrew correctly. Converts "!" correctly.




1.0.3:

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Word Type choice now automatically populated from the wordlist - includes support for grouping Word Types (ie ALL Verbs). Menu's are now context sensitive (enabled and disabled according to what the user is doing) and have submenus to aid navigation. Added keyboard shortcuts to the menus. Added an autoload, auto randomise and autosave feature. Fixed bug in transfer statistics window that allowed two updates to be running if apply was pressed more that once. Made some of the on screen messages more specific and helpful. Made the frequency from/to and difficulty from/to menu's allow at least some words through if a crazy setting has been requested by the user. Reduced the number of files for the user to be confused by in the win95 and unix versions. Cleaned up some Java 1.0 deprecated API's and some of the old event model.

Known bugs -

The cancel/done button in the transfer statistics window requires clicking twice to be dismissed after a transfer of statistics.

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The wordlist has been further classified according to if the word is biblical or not to assist those people targeting, (or avoiding) learning those words. Fixed some bugs.

New wordlist thanks to Keith Lester containing around 1000 biblical words.

Online Hebrew Tutorial 1.0.3 -

Another lesson has been added teaching vocalisations.

Font Converter 0.33a -

Now handles Biblework's font conversion.




1.0.2:

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Application is now Java 1.1 compliant. Made the transfer statistics progress dialog more robust. Worked around some bugs in MRJ 2.0 and the Graphical Java Toolkit package to do with modal windows. Speeded up the opening of the help menu displays. Reworked the resizing of the foreign panel. Reduced the size of the download required to get it running correctly on a PC. Made a double clickable Mac application, complete with its own virtual file system - cool!. Made the number of files installed on the hard disk much less. Reorganised and updated documentation in response to user feedback. Simplified distribution. Speeded up re opening of preferences window.

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Improved some translations. added 150 more words. Fixed a bug with the wordlist that resulted in quametz (short u) vowel appearing transposed with its associated consonant.

Known Bugs -

The cancel/done button in the transfer statistics window requires clicking twice to be dismissed after a transfer of statistics. The window that appears on startup if the preferences file is corrupted does not centre properly, so has been turned off. The font used in the help windows is not monoproportional under win95/NT.




1.0.1:

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Added frequency filters, added more word type categories, improved performance of statistics updating with an event based model, Bugs fixed if operations were tried before wordlists were read in, can now set to default the entire list or a certain word type, some refactoring of the internals to make the application more object orientated and maintainable, reorganised and updated documentation in response to user feedback. Added some nice GUI stuff from the Graphical Java Toolkit 1.1. Rearranged the files to create less confusion. Made a utitlity to transfer statistics from old wordlists. Standardised the fonts between Mac & PC.

Wordlists -

The Hebrew word list has grown from 500 to over 1300, Alphabet and vocalisation split and clarified, meaningful frequencies added, now contains all word types.




1.0:

First release.




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