========== App Store ========== The version of Anki in the app store as of this writing is one of my earlier beta ports of Anki, not the PND linked in this post. I didn't upload it. Please don't download that one, it has a few features broken. Please use the Repository instead. ========== LATEST PND DOWNLOAD ========== http://repo.openpandora.org/?page=detail&app=anki New in 1.2.8-drack3 -Another fix for FAT32 cards. -Disabled toolbar by default. You can re-enable it by right clicking the menu bar. New in 1.2.8-drack2 -Fix for "Operation not permitted" error on FAT32 formatted SD Cards New 1.2.8-drack1 -Updated from Anki version 1.2.4 to 1.2.8 -Sync works -Embedded pictures work ========== What is Anki? ========== I'll let Anki's website do the talking. Here's an excerpt: "Anki is a program which makes remembering things easy. Because it is a lot more efficient than traditional study methods, you can either greatly decrease your time spent studying, or greatly increase the amount you learn. Anyone who needs to remember things in their daily life can benefit from Anki. Since it is content-agnostic and supports images, audio, videos and scientific markup (via LaTeX), the possibilities are endless." ========== Q&A ========== Q: I can't sync. Anki tells me my clock is off by like 34 thousand seconds and cancels the sync. A: Please upgrade to HotFix 5. If you're already on Hotfix 5, check that your clock is set properly. (Anki does not require HF5, even for sync. It just requires an accurately set clock. Before HF5, the Pandora's clock was set incorrectly during setup due to the time zone logic) Q: I'm studying Japanese, but a lot of the Japanese characters are showing up as boxes, or are written in the Chinese style. How do I fix this? A: Spoiler The Japanese font that comes with the Pandora is poor. It's missing a lot of kanji and shows a lot of the kanji it does have in the Chinese style. If you use Japanese in your deck, you really ought to download a better font. To add a font to the Pandora, download a TrueType (.ttf) font and add it to /usr/share/fonts/truetype/ Yes, this is on your NAND if you aren't booting from SDCard. I haven't figured out a way to get anki to search for fonts inside appdata yet. Anyway, quality Japanese unicode fonts are freely and legally available here. My favorite among that bunch is EPSON 教科書体 (epkyouka.ttf, "Epson Textbook"). This font is very good for those studying how to write characters because it shows them how they are properly written, not like a block font you'd get out of a computer. It also scales down to small sizes extremely well and is the easiest to read Japanese font I've encountered for kanji. It's available from that site (via epson.jp), but it comes in a self extracting .exe so I rehosted it here (4MB download) After you add a Japanese font to your /usr/share/fonts/truetype/ folder, you can make anki use it using the Card Layout menu, which can be accessed using the blueprint icon in the toolbar, or from Edit in the menu bar. Q: What is Anki's license? Where can I get the Source Code? A: Anki and this port of it are Free Software licensed under GPLv3. Every library inside that PND has source code available from their respective websites. Anki's source code is available via git at https://github.com/dae Additionally, the source code for Anki is available inside the PND, as it's a python application. Q: What are your recommended settings? A: First of all, I have changed the default number of deck backups to keep from 30 to 1. 30 backups is really excessive on an SDCard and will eat up your free space. Feel free to set it back if you disagree with me. I recommend running Anki from minimenu or setting your XFCE taskbar to auto-hide, because Anki needs all the vertical space it can get I also disable the Anki toolbar by default for the same reason. Right click the menu bar if you want to restore it. Q: Why is the .PND 58MB?! A: Because I included Python, Qt, PyQt, and other dependencies in it. The Embedded Qt that comes with the Pandora can't run Anki due to some functions missing from the embedded version. The version of Python included with the Pandora causes problems with Anki Sync. For these reasons, I compiled working versions of these libraries from source and included them inside the PND. That's what's taking up all that space, even after squashfs compression.