This is a minor release. The Alpheios extensions now issue events (Alpheios_Active and Alpheios_Inactive) that a site or page can use to detect when the user has enabled or disabled it. We have also added inflection tables for a few more Latin irregular verbs.
In addition to the support for Safari, the following features are included in this release:
This patch to the 2.0.3 Beta release includes a variety of fixes and improvements to the Greek Inflection Tables.
In addition to greater overall stability across a wide variety of sites, the biggest focus of this release is the completion of the Latin and Greek Inflection tables. This release now has near parity with the functionality provided in Alpheios Version 1 and we have improved upon that with greater accuracy, both in the content and when matching into the tables on the forms identified by the morphologic analyses.
If you are still using the old Version 1 Alpheios Firefox Extensions, we encourage you to upgrade now to this newer version.
Various new features and bug fixes are included in the release, the most important being the following:
This release adds the ability to use the escape key to close the Alpheios popup and panel as well as some architectural code improvements.
We encourage you to install and test the tools and offer feedback on what works, what doesn't and what you would like to see added or improved. Below are lists of the basic functionality which should be working now, known issues, and our dreams for future releases
General (all languages)
We have big ambitions for Alpheios. We list just some of those here. Eventually we hope to support many additional features (such as commentary and annotation). We hope to provide full multilingual support for the interface and supporting resources, and also to add reading support for additional languages such as Hebrew, Syriac and Coptic. We want to offer more resources (lexicons, grammars, treebanks, translations, wordnets, etc.) for the existing languages, and to allow users to supply and share their own resources for specific languages and texts. We want to link to the ever increasing array of already existing-community provided tools and services for these languages, and to allow users the ability to customize the interface and resources for language learning according to their own needs and preferences. We will provide mobile applications and learning games to accompany the browser extensions. We will also explore the addition of audio and visual aids to the texts.