Changelog

New updates and product improvements
#110
2024-05-28
v0.8.4

Massive thanks to Kikkah070 for his contribution to kimchi-grammar. 🙏


#109
2024-05-16

#108
2024-05-09
v0.8.1 (and v0.8.2)

Bugfixes

  • Finally, I have found a way to get audio mining working on firefox without the loudness issue.

Because it only concerns a specific browser, this release will only be published on firefox.

Edit: I had to release another fix - so v0.8.2 belong to firefox as well.


#107
2024-05-08
v0.8.0 - Subtitles browser, Viki support & more

Features

  • Option to remove brackets and parenthesis for subtitles.
  • Tables persistence in documents/mining page to save your last state + show/hide columns to customize what column to show.
  • New column Last accessed in documents.
  • Added Hanja/Pronunciation field in mining.
  • Import custom image during your mining.
  • Subtitles browser (with shortcut to toggle, settings to open it by default)
  • Viki support
  • Shortcut to parse page (no default shortcut given, you can set this one in the browsers settings, not the extension settings)
  • New option to choose the prefill layout of the definition fields in mining.
  • Better anki onboarding - Added a 1 click button create deck and card model for new users.

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Releasing v0.8.0 on extension and v0.1.0 for the anki addon.


#106
2024-04-30
More subtitles customisation + Pronunciation in popup dict
  • 🖌️ Font color, bg color, opacity, radius, padding & transition speed as subtitles settings in both webext and webapp
  • 🎙️ The popup dictionary will now display the pronunciation (the little grey box next to hanja)
  • Small fixes and minor changes as always - 0.7.9 released on firefox and chrome.

#105
2024-04-26
  • New option in settings to chose how words break in the reader
  • Added a few minor stuff and fixes along with it -> v0.7.8 released on chrome and firefox.

#104
2024-04-22
⌨️ Video shortcut customizable & other stuff
  • In both the webapp and webext, you can now customize shortcut related to the video player in settings.
  • 🔁 New shortcut to repeat the current subtitle (arrow down by default)
  • 🔤 New settings to customize the font used for subtitles (both webext and webapp)
  • 📙 New grammar V+(ㄴ/는)다니까/(이)라니까, V+(았/었/했)던, V+아/어 가다 and V+아/어 오다
  • 🔉 Starting now, all new cards mined get their sound normalized. (Lemme know if you notice any issue with that)
  • 😎 The webext options page get a slight redesign with a menu bar.
  • Tables are now W I D E, they have a better layouting that let it take more screen space if needed, on desktop mainly.
  • ⛏️ Although probably useless, on /dict/some-word, you can now mine it.
  • 🛠️ Fixed the light/dark mode flashbang 📸 on reload/page navigation.
  • 🛠️ Fixed the line return in mining dialog.
  • 🛠️ Fixed updating words status from the popup on grammar page. v0.7.7 released on now firefox and chrome

#103
2024-04-15

#102
2024-04-14
📙 Grammar Update

0.7.6 has been published


#101
2024-03-09
New /study/document/두루책방 page to quickly import some mini graded reader with image and audio
  • 📖 New integrated library using 두루책방.com, modified and adapted for Kimchi Reader - Easy 1 click install. They also works offline once loaded. Sentence mining too.
  • 🔊 🖼️ Reader get support for audio and image (no editor for it yet and I'm not even sure it's a goal, let me know if you would love to have that. Imho this is a high effort task and low reward/hard to share - but if you know some public domain book/audiobook that I could adapt for kimchi, I would love to know !)
  • ℹ️ Reader get a new button to see information about the current document at the bottom.
  • 🏷️Tags support for documents, for more organisation overall.
  • Many small changes

#100
2024-02-26
New /resources page 📁
  • A manually curated collection of resources that can be used with Kimchi Reader. Contributions are welcomed

#099
2024-02-26
New /stats page with timezone support
  • Added multiple new counters (eg. days of activity on kimchi), some avg per day.
  • Heatmap also get mining in addition to seen/known activities now.
  • Date range on most graphs.
  • New chart for average hour of the day and day of the week.
  • Blue is now a new color that you can edit in settings (crazy feature I know ) v0.7.5 got released on chrome and firefox to fix a few minor issues.

#098
2024-02-19

v0.7.3 was published on firefox for a short moment v0.7.4 is published on firefox and chrome - lot of small fixes

  • Youtube audio recording is now possible on firefox . Firefox is now a viable browser for mining. You will still need chrome when you're using netflix.

#097
2024-02-15

v0.7.1 released to fix some minor bugs found this morning edit: v0.7.2 released to fix even more bugs


#096
2024-02-13
v0.7.0 Subtitles/Mining/Dictionary improvement
  • 📙 Dictionary improvement: Definitions are now grouped when possible. This update will massively reduce the number of tabs in the popup dict, not only that, but also partially solve the issue that some people were getting annoyed with the presence of stdict entries. You will now see them much less due to the grouping. 🚀
  • ⛏️ Mining improvement:
    • Re-record the audio to change the range: yup finally it is coded
    • You can now also edit the sentence manually if you wish.
  • 🔤 Subtitles improvement:
    • Smooth rounded background for subtitles, probably the most useless feature I ever coded but
    • The current active item is now highlighted in blue.
    • Stop mode: pause on each sentence now available in settings from the popup, a setting specific per video. Pause on 1T will be coded another day as this is much more complicated to get it right.
    • Hide subtitle option, the option is there, but it is probably useless because I haven't coded a shortcut for it yet. I'm unsure how I want to handle shortcut in a way I'm not mixing with youtube/netflix/any other website yet. If you got a clever idea, don't hesitate to share.
    • Adjustable height for subtitles placement - in case you need it. Many small fixes and stuff done as well. We also got a new kimchi art for /dict

#095
2024-01-30

Today I made a change for something I had planned for a long while, the transition was almost perfect except one small bug that basically killed the whole thing skill issue on my end. Because of this, I had to release a bunch of version to fix everything. If your kimchi doesn't work, it's probably because it need this update.

  • v0.6.7 web extension published on chrome and firefox. Available now.
  • v0.0.5 anki updated
  • kimchi-reader.app also has been updated for this.

#094
2024-01-29

v0.0.4 anki addon updated to add a new option to convert audio files as mp3 or wav in addition to the default webm (round 2 of trying to fix anki on iOS)


#093
2024-01-27
  • v0.6.6 on chrome/firefox released to fix shortcut 1/2/3 on youtube
  • v0.0.3 on anki released to switch the audio file as .webm instead of .wav (it always has been .webm recently but historically it has been .wav at some point and forgot to make the switch on the file extension - nothing that you should worry in practice)
  • Multiple others small issue fixed as well (improved a bit the epub importer, words are now dismissible in both the scratchpad and all reading mode in reader, some others smaller stuff ...)

#092
2024-01-21

v0.6.5 released with minor fixes


#091
2024-01-16
  • v0.6.4 released on firefox and chrome - It fixes a subtitle expanding order bug
  • Added a hint for those who import vocabulary from anki but have not checked the "Support older anki version" checkbox at the export.
  • Scroll to top on page change in the reader
  • Video player in the webapp now make the distinction between a click (to pause/continue the video) and touch click (on mobile, single click pause/continue and double tap can go next/previous subtitle)

#090
2024-01-14

v0.6.3 released on firefox with some fixes again


#089
2024-01-13

v0.6.2 released - some fixes for stats

  • Fix: The top 100 words list was filtered after - leading in a smaller list when looking at unknown only for example. This is now fixed and all 3 filter will give 100 words when possible.
  • Fix: Support for split words (word that lead into 2 words inside a single word) - I was giving the full word version and it redirected you to a non existing dictionary entry
  • Fix: The list of lemma per word was not filtered to be unique - now it is.
  • Fix: The comprehension rate was including unrecognized words - I fixed it and it won't do that anymore.

#088
2024-01-13

v0.6.1 released on firefox only to fix an urgent bug


#087
2024-01-12
v0.6.0 Stats for reader/video/webpage
  • Cool update that add a way to know what is your comprehension rate about the content you're about to digest. It has some options on how to calculate the stats because there are not only one correct way. Play with them and see what you like the most
  • Fixed some bugs in the extension like the popup no longer being attached to a word after an status update in video.

Ps: if you're wondering about the meaning of something in the dialog, hover your mouse on it and maybe might be a tooltip.

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#086
2024-01-06
LingQ import + new discord bot
  • Added a new import for LingQ - since they don't export their word status, you will have to define at what status you want to import them as.
  • Modified the Text import to be able to do the same, you can even import them as unknown now, effectively making a good way to reset your account along with /stats/words/all if you really want to do it.
  • I added a cool way to link your Discord account with Kimchi - check to see how

#085
2024-01-02
v0.5.4 + new settings for how words should be underlined on mixed statuses
  • A new setting with 2 options to decide how the underline should works when a word has multiple possibilities and you gave it different statuses (tldr; there is a way now to remove a LOT of yellow underline)
  • Reworked the epub import - it only has a small improvement for now - you can write <pagebreak> and it will force reader to break the page at this point.
  • New /stats/words/all page + added an export button.
  • Various small fixes and ux improvement.

#084
2023-12-28

v0.5.3 Released - fix an oopsie I had done on youtube - it should works again.


#083
2023-12-26
v0.5.2 Released
  • It fixes a netflix screenshot bugs for some people hopefully 🤞
  • Added a new option to have a more condensed appearance when using krdict
  • Slightly better positioning for the popup, especially on mobile I did an oopsie with 0.5.1 so we jump straight to 0.5.2

#082
2023-12-24
Scratchpad
  • Released clipboard scratchpad - A way to quickly parse a temporary document (eg. useful if you OCR an image and paste quickly)
  • If you're on chrome, you can enable auto clipboard that will read your clipboard content every time you focus back on the browser. (Browser will ask you for clipboard permission the first time)
  • The history is local per device, 10 items are kept. Lemme know if you want something different in the future.
  • It support markdown - same as normal document in Kimchi

#081
2023-12-23
Dict search improvement
  • The dictionary search box now lemmatize words and will suggest you when possible (not available offline)
  • If you are logged in, you can now update the word status in the dictionary
  • The title of the document you are reading is now visible on each page
  • Various other fixes and ux improvements

#080
2023-12-22
Words rank list
  • You can now see the full list of your beginner/intermediate/advanced words in /stats
  • Support for dark/light theme on the website
  • Various minor fixes and improvement ps: new emoji have been added to the server

#079
2023-12-20
Reader Progression
  • Finally Kimchi get to remember at what page you were
  • You can also mark as read at the end of the document to clearly mark it as done
  • Progression is shown on the table when browsing all your documents

#078
2023-12-19
Stdict & Hanja integration 😎
  • This mean 100k ish new words were added to the parser
  • Hanja are now displayed, not only that, but they have a definition as well!
  • People now can chose if they want to study with a monolingual dict (stdict) or continue in english (krdict).
  • If one side does not have a definition, it will fallback on the other. If both side have definition, it will show first the one you configured in ⚙️ settings. You still can switch between both during a study session.

Other cool stuff

  • New tool 🔍 https://kimchi-reader.app/dict, open to everyone, if you want to lookup for a definition quickly (faster alternative to krdict/stdict)
  • You can now configure the colors of the underlined word (unknown, seen, known) in settings.
  • New progression bar in stats for foreign words (think konglish, cities names, etc). So you can subtract it from your total if you want to be more realistic on the number.
  • released v0.5.0 for the extension

I will now ping @everyone on any decently major update. You can right click on the server and edit your notification preference if you dislike it.

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#077
2023-11-19
Released Web Extension v0.4.5 + Web App update
  • More colors settings, you can now redefine more colors in both the webapp and webextension. This is useful for colorblind people in particular. Ps: you can redefine orange too with this update
  • Subtitle font size/line height are now configurable. In both the webapp and webextension.

#076
2023-11-17
Released Web Extension v0.4.4 + Video on mobile can handle large files easily again
  • The audio files generated when doing sentence mining are now real audio files. Those who were getting the video opened during their anki session should no longer get that with newly mined card.
  • Revamped a bit the sentence mining on the webapp. It should now works on mobile as well (it was crashing before)
  • Less <span> in the html generated from a card mined.
  • Video are now paused whenever you open a word.

#075
2023-11-15
Released Web Extension v0.4.3 - Netflix audio/screenshot mining
  • Fixing a bug where word status were not updated.
  • Simplified a bit the UI, the extract tool became a small button at the top now. Seen counter is now visible.
  • Audio/screenshot for netflix sentence mining is only available on Chrome related browser (Not firefox) ⚠️ This update disabled the addon for everyone on chrome due to new permissions required, you will have to re-activate it in chrome://extensions

#074
2023-11-14
Anki addon v0.0.2 released
  • The previous version broke on the newest anki version so I updated it :)

#073
2023-10-28
v0.4.2 released
  • Fixed a bug where not all the words statuses were loaded. Fixed on both the webextension and webapp. (If your stats numbers are not matching at all with the statuses and you used the import in the past, dm me to fix that)

#072
2023-10-27
Released Web Extension v0.4.1 - minor UX improvement
  • You can now click on a word to open the dictionary popup
  • Fixed youtube subtitle that stayed from one page to another
  • Fixed renamed youtube subtitle not being detected (The order is now: korean > renamed korean > generated korean)
  • More reader size options (Pico, Nano, Tiny)
  • Various UX improvement for the extension.

#071
2023-10-23
New website got released
  • New landing page that better reflects the current state of Kimchi Reader and its features.
  • There is now a slightly better onboarding for new users. A new /manual, to explain how features work.
  • Added a new email settings tab. With GDPR laws, if I want to send marketing emails later, I have to collect the consent first. You will have to opt in manually if you want to receive those.

#070
2023-10-06
Upgraded Reader Experience
  • Now documents are paginated 📖 (You got a settings to chose between 3 sizes)
  • It now should be blazing fast ⚡ even your smartphone should handle book sized documents with ease.
  • Custom fonts ✍️ (3 choices for now, ridi font is included :flushed_cool: )
  • Popup 🗨️ mode available (You still can continue to use the side-by-side, it's a settings)
  • Epub import 📚 has been improved, not yet where I want it to be, but it is better than before.

Smaller changes

  • The offline for the reader should be pretty solid now !
  • The document table (/study) got upgraded with a search, pagination and sorting.
  • Better light theme, slightly changed the colors.
  • In split mode, on mobile, you can dismiss the dictionary to have the whole screen to you.
  • Some styling fixes for sentence mining on mobile & other area.
  • Shortcut should works now, they're clickable too & can use shift to open.

#069
2023-09-23
Released ⛏️ Sentence Mining !
  • Released an update to the web app to include a new /mining menu.
  • Released a new version of the web extension 0.4.0 Which include the sentence mining in the extension + proper fix for youtube auto generated subtitle & others fixes.
  • Released a new Anki Addon https://ankiweb.net/shared/info/1844914046 to sync.

How do I use it ?

  1. Find a sentence where you have only 1 word that you don't know, open that word and click on ⛏️ Mine sentence
  2. One day, open anki and install the addon, the first time you'll have to configure a bit, and then you'll just have to hit the Sync button.

Stuff useful to know

  • The sync goes from kimchi to anki, not the other way around. Only add/update are sync, not delete. (This make the anki addon safe from scary bug)
  • Image and audio capture are awesome but it's not possible everywhere . Here's the compatibility table:
+-----------------------------+------+-------+-------+
|                             | Text | Image | Audio |
+-----------------------------+------+-------+-------+
| Webapp Reader               | x    | -     | -     |
| Webapp Video                | x    | x     | x     |
| Extension any webpage       | x    | -     | -     |
| Extension Youtube (chrome)  | x    | x     | x*    |
| Extension Youtube (firefox) | x    | x     | -     |
| Extension Netflix           | x    | -     | -     |
+-----------------------------+------+-------+-------+
* You will have to wait for the entire sentence to be recorded

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#068
2023-08-31

Released 0.3.10 - Just a slight change to accept Youtube's auto-generated subtitle as source.


#067
2023-07-30

I added a new page to import your vocabulary from other sources such as Anki, Migaku or any text you could have. It is in Account > Import vocabulary (https://kimchi-reader.app/onboarding/import)

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#065
2023-07-16

Up to now we had the web extension to watch on youtube and netflix but we had no way to watch from a local file on your computer. This is now possible and bonus point it works on mobile too ! You will need 2 files: a video file that your browser can read (usually .mp4) and a subtitle file (.srt)

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#064
2023-07-09

Released 0.3.9 (web extension) to include the above change


#063
2023-07-09

And so I also released a few quite simple, initial rules for the feature above


#062
2023-07-09

Additionally you might now start to see some detection of grammar that span over multiple words. In this example 하루는 농부가 괭이로 밭을 갈고 있었다. we can see the definition citing the presence of pattern V+고 있다 in 갈고 있었다


#061
2023-07-09

Released a way to see more details about the decomposition for the current word you're inspecting, by default it remain minimised.

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#060
2023-07-02

I changed once again the rules for the pair matching, more selective, it has 28157 know pairs now. I'm quite confident the quality is higher this time, less noise.


#059
2023-07-02

New settings page with an appearance tab so you can customise the colors as you wish

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#058
2023-07-01

I also released some basic reader settings, so you can customize at the font size and line height. Lemme know if there something else you wished it was customizable

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#057
2023-07-01

Released a dark/white mode, the toggle is on the sidebar :)

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#056
2023-06-27

Released 0.3.8 - Added the support for the two word thing in one word Also changed the know pair list to have 37982 entries. A bit more lenient but I will monitor whatever this is actually helping more than adding error. If you encounter annoying case don't hesitate to tell me. hopefully with time I can find a good balance on that


#055
2023-06-26

Upgraded the lemmatizer to sometime (8824 know pairs so far, to be improved over time) recognise pair of words, typically when you got 2 words in a single word without space. A good example is the 18th story of 외국인을 위한 한국어 읽기, it contains the word 금도끼 (golden ax) which does not exist itself in the krdict however 금 (gold) do exist and 도끼 (ax) also exist. See screenshot, it now would consider them as 2 word with different status and definitions. A release for the extension is coming later.

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#054
2023-06-24

#053
2023-06-23

Released 0.3.7 - Mostly minor bugfixes


#052
2023-06-19

Released V+(으)려던 https://kimchi-reader.app/grammar/verb_으려던_려던
Released V+더니 https://kimchi-reader.app/grammar/verb_더니
Released V+더라면 https://kimchi-reader.app/grammar/verb_더라면
Released N+스럽다 https://kimchi-reader.app/grammar/noun_스럽다
Released N+답다 https://kimchi-reader.app/grammar/noun_답다
With this, pretty much all the form from KGIU beginner + intermediate are covered


#051
2023-06-18

Released V+다면서(요) https://kimchi-reader.app/grammar/verb_다면서_라면서_다며
Reworked on 다고, 라고, 냐고, 자고 (quoting stuff)
Released V+다니/라니/냐니/자니 https://kimchi-reader.app/grammar/verb_다니_라니_냐니_자니


#050
2023-06-12

#049
2023-06-11

#048
2023-06-10

I'm back working on improving the lemmatizer, in addition to that I'm currently rewritting each grammar page (still in progress, it gonna takes some times). I hope you enjoy the new format

Released V+냐 https://kimchi-reader.app/grammar/verb_냐
Released V+고자 https://kimchi-reader.app/grammar/verb_고자
Released V+다가 https://kimchi-reader.app/grammar/verb_다가
Released V+던 https://kimchi-reader.app/grammar/verb_던
Released V+던데(요) https://kimchi-reader.app/grammar/verb_던데요_던데


#047
2023-06-03

Released 0.3.6 - Added a new way to quickly copy stuff to read from any webpage into the webapp (shortcut 1, 2, 3, 4 available)


#046
2023-05-28

I released a way to import epub and convert it to markdown. The conversion is "best effort" and no image are included. This should be good enough to read book on it. If your import failed or was all broken, don't hesitate to tell me so I can look into it. Books can be large but it should be decently fast even on your phone.


#044
2023-05-21

Hello , I silently released something quite cool but it's very alpha ™️ you can expect bugs 🐛 . Basically now kimchi-reader.app is installable on your phone and you can upload some text to study. This is the foundation for the many feature I have in minds but the direct advantage that you can have starting today are

  1. Being able to study on pc and continue your session on mobile.
  2. Use Kimchi Reader without internet (partially, but the core function of studying should works)

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#043
2023-04-15

Released 0.3.5 - Minor bug fix for word statuses


#042
2023-04-15

#041
2023-04-10

Released 0.3.4 - QoL improvement for netflix (left/right/space) + various bug fixes


#039
2023-04-09

Released 0.3.3 - Add Netflix support 🎉 When this is possible, you should see two checkmark on the popup - the same as on youtube. Please note that you need to have Korean subtitle available and selected (Might need a vpn depending on where you live)

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#038
2023-04-08

#037
2023-04-03

#036
2023-04-03

Released 0.3.2 There were a bug with the 0.3.1 on chrome but it's all fixed now.


#035
2023-04-02

#034
2023-04-01

#033
2023-04-01

Released 0.3.1 - Fixes some bugs (eg. statuses were not sync, quote in subtitles) & finally added an icon :)


#031
2023-03-26

Released 0.3.0 - It now support youtube subtitle 🎉 When this is possible, you should see two checkmark on the popup.

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#030
2023-03-24

Released a slightly different landing page on kimchi-reader.app, hopefully better than previous one


#029
2023-03-24

Released 0.2.8 - It includes some minor bugs fixing


#028
2023-03-20

Released a new section in /stats on the website for the words statuses and your progression according to krdict words difficulty. Related to the stars ⭐ you see on the popup. ps: The exact list is not browsable yet, but it will be the subject of a release one day.

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#027
2023-03-20

Released 0.2.7 - It will add the word rank (beginner/intermediate/advanced) according to krdict ranking (see the little stars ⭐ on top right). Also fixed some bugs. Live on firefox now, in a few days on chrome. image


#026
2023-03-19

Released a free trial 7 days period for new users so that they can try before buying


#025
2023-03-18

Quotation (direct/indirect/shorthand) Released N+(이)냐고 https://kimchi-reader.app/grammar/noun_이냐고_냐고 Released N+(이)냬요 https://kimchi-reader.app/grammar/noun_이냬요_냬요 Released N+(이)라고 https://kimchi-reader.app/grammar/noun_이라고_라고 Released N+(이)래요 https://kimchi-reader.app/grammar/noun_이래요_래요 Released V+(ㄴ/는)다고 https://kimchi-reader.app/grammar/verb_는다고_ㄴ다고_다고 Released V+(ㄴ/는)대요 https://kimchi-reader.app/grammar/verb_는대요_ㄴ대요_대요 Released V+(으/느)냐고 https://kimchi-reader.app/grammar/verb_으냐고_느냐고_냐고 Released V+(으)냬요 https://kimchi-reader.app/grammar/verb_으냬요_냬요 Released V+(으)라고 https://kimchi-reader.app/grammar/verb_으라고_라고 Released V+(으)래요 https://kimchi-reader.app/grammar/verb_으래요_래요 Released V+자고 https://kimchi-reader.app/grammar/verb_자고 Released V+재요 https://kimchi-reader.app/grammar/verb_재요 With this - All grammars points from KGIU beginner have been implemented :gpu_kp_yvescool:


#024
2023-03-17

Released 0.2.6 - You now can press 1/2/3 while hovering with your mouse on the word to update the status accordingly without opening the popup. (Not live yet on chrome)


#023
2023-03-13

#022
2023-03-13

#021
2023-03-13

#020
2023-03-13

#019
2023-03-13

#018
2023-03-13

#017
2023-03-12

#016
2023-03-12

#015
2023-03-12

#014
2023-03-12

#013
2023-03-12

#012
2023-03-12

#011
2023-03-12

#010
2023-03-12

#009
2023-03-11

#008
2023-03-11

#007
2023-03-11

Released 0.2.5 Fixing some bugs and now all popup dictionary should have the same style no matter where. (For firefox users, it's live now. For chrome you'll have to wait ~2 days before google review it)


#006
2023-03-10

Released a small guide to onboard new users in the future https://kimchi-reader.app/getting-started


#005
2023-03-09

#004
2023-03-09

Released support for some common abbreviation 전, 난, 넌, [...]건, 절, 날, 널, [...]걸, 게, 누가.


#003
2023-03-09

#002
2023-03-09

#001
2023-03-09