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Stackz - Solved Issues / Export output incorrect
« on: October 03, 2008, 07:57:00 AM »
This bug has been around for years.  It's at least 2.5 years old since that is when I bought Stackz!  I really thought I reported it but since it showed up in Stackz 7 I'll try again. :)

If you export UTF-8 text the order of the CR+LF is reversed.

On Windows it should be CR (0x0D) and then LF (0x0A) but for some reason Stackz gets it backwards.

(It's worth noting that no operating system has ever used LF+CR so this bug is especially puzzling.)

I'm not sure how PocketStackZ! got released without any new features at all so really this should be a bug.

There should be some form of RepeatAdvisor functionality on the PPC version.

At a minimum it would be great to select all of the Untest cards and all of the Expired cards from the current selection.

(Maybe add an extra dividor in the same menu where you choose "Repeat Advisor".  Under "Untest on Top" you could have two more check boxes.)

Stackz - Solved Issues / UTF-8 does not import correctly format UTF-8
« on: April 18, 2008, 06:15:18 AM »
When importing a UTF-8 file the BOM (byte-order-marker) will be incorrectly interpreted as a character and a ? will appear in the first field of the first imported entry.

Expected Result:
When importing a UTF-8 the BOM, if it exists, should be ignored.

Stackz - Solved Issues / UTF-8 Exports incorrect format
« on: April 18, 2008, 06:13:58 AM »
When exporting UTF-8 the lines are terminated incorrectly.

Currently they are in LF+CR order which is not a valid line break on any modern OS.

Expected Result:
Since StackZ! is currently Windows only the line breaks should always be in CR+LF order.

PocketStackz / Learn Mode
« on: October 15, 2007, 05:05:53 PM »
I've never really liked the learn mode in Pocket Stackz.  I wish there was one slight tweak to it.

Here's my typical case:  I have a bunch of vocabulary works in my temporary stack.  Usually between 7 and 10.  I'm getting near the end of my vocabulary list or I've got some really hard words in my temporary stack.

1) So I finally think I've got one of the cards learned and I press the up button to toss it out of the temporary list ... and a new vocab card takes it's place?  Why?  This is what the DOWN button does.  Why does the up button also do this?

2) Occasionally the up and down button don't work.  Instead of pushing and popping cards from the temporary stack it just scrolls up and down the temporary stack.  Yet there is no button to toggle this mode on or off.  It's just random.

3) The card you are looking at is highlighted on the left.  This sucks.  I tend to memorize the meaning and reading of the NUMBER not the kanji.  Why do I care which card number it is in my temporary stack?  That list should be gone, which would fix bug #2, and there should just be a count of how many cards you have in your temp stack.

All my opinion of course.  However, I've been using Stackz for almost two years now and went from zero Japanese to being quite functional.  So these are requests based on tons of experience trying to actually use it to learn difficult (for me) material.

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