jVLT is a vocabulary learning tool. Examples containing one or many of the
vocabulary words may be specified. jVLT also can perform quizzes using a
flash card system which is similar to the selective learning
system proposed by German psychologist Sebastian Leitner.
During a quiz, jVLT shows the
examples of each word, letting you better memorize its usage.
As jVLT is written in
JAVA, it runs on
many platforms, including Windows, Linux and Mac OS X.
- The data storage format is (zipped)
making it possible to easily convert your vocabulary into other
formats, e.g. for displaying it on a web page.
You can perform complex searches (e.g. "Show me all the words
that occurred in a quiz during the last three days").
The vocabulary list (or a part of it) can be printed.
CSV (comma separated values) files can be used to import words and
September 1th, 2012: Fresh start!
Effective this date, idoiτ Innovation Center is working on jVLT.
Please forward any feedbacks or suggestions to me.
March 7th, 2011: Release 1.3.2
This release adds support for Brazilian Portuoguese, contributed by
January 25th, 2010: Release 1.3.0
In comparison to the latest beta version, this new release fixes a few minor
bugs and updates the translations.
January 6th, 2010: Beta release 20100106
This beta release adds the possibility to add user-defined fields to words.
jVLT now also offers better font handling and remembers the dialog positions.
Thanks to contributions by users, the Mac OS X support has been improved,
multiple fields can be quizzed at once, the configuration file location follows
the XDG Base Directory Specification, and the last visited directory is
October 16th, 2009: Release 1.2.0
Version 1.2.0 includes the features already contained in the latest
beta release and updates the Czech, French and German translations.
September 16th, 2009: Beta release 090916
This beta release precedes the next stable version 1.2.0. New features:
- During a quiz, you can now ignore the expiry date, so words that you knew
during the last quiz can be quizzed again immediately.
- It's possible to flag words as inactive, thus excluding them from future
- When entering new words you can use existing words as a template. This
allows to enter similar words more quickly than before.
- Vocabulary table and word dialog can now have a custom font for original
- You can now safely remove words while being in a quiz.
July 28th, 2009: Release 1.1.6
In this release, bugs concerning quizzes that appeared in the latest
version were fixed. Furthermore, there is now a bilingual option for the HTML
export, i.e., both original - translation and translation - original are
May 24th, 2009: Release 1.1.5
This release contains the changes of the latest development release and updates
the Czech, French, German and Polish translation.
May 10th, 2009: Development release 090510
This release adds a new Polish translation that was contributed by
Jaroslaw Rosiek. It also offers an improved word filter and offers a database
export function via the command line (see the download
page for details). Additionally, some
minor bugs were fixed.
March 2nd, 2009: Release 1.1.4
Version 1.1.4 fixes some bugs in the former release and additionally contains
some minor improvements, among others there are now arrow images on the word
table columns to indicate the sorting direction.
October 17th, 2008: Release 1.1.3
This release fixes to bugs that appeared in the former release, one of which
caused opening files created with older versions to fail.
October 16th, 2008: Release 1.1.2
This release contains the features of the latest development release, namely a
new lesson field and an HTML export function. Also a French translation
contributed by S. Lelaure was added.
October 12th, 2008: New development release 081012
This release adds a new lesson field, an HTML export function and fixes
September 24rd, 2008: Help forum
Due to an increasing number of spam messages, anonymous users no longer can
post messages in the help forum. You now have to register at sourceforge.net
before posting. However, since the spammers have not yet discovered the Open
Discussion forum, it is still possible to post anonymously there.
August 23rd, 2008: Release 1.1.1
This release fixes a number of bugs, most notably one that didn't allow to
specify language-specific details when editing a word. Also loading the
advanced filters should be more robust now. Unfortunately the old data format
used for storing the filters is not supported anymore, so you have to re-add
July 30th, 2008: Release 1.1.0
This release adds the features already contained in the latest developer
release: 1. User data for words (last quizzed, number of mistakes, etc.) can be
reset. 2. Advanced settings for words (language-specific details, categories,
multimedia files) can be set for multiple words at once. 3. You can add
multiple words in a row without closing the dialog. Additionally, words with
accented characters are now sorted correctly in the word list. Thanks to Vít
Profant, there is also now a complete Czech translation, including the
July 10th, 2008: Release 080710
This release re-adds the src directory which disappeared from the source
tarball. Also the documentation was updated.
July 6th, 2008: Release 080706
New features in this release: 1. User data for words (last quizzed, number of
mistakes, etc.) can be reset. 2. Advanced settings for words (language-specific
details, categories, multimedia files) can be set for multiple words at once.
3. You can add multiple words in a a row without closing the dialog.
January 27th, 2008: Release 1.0.6
This release adds the following two minor features: 1) In the example dialog,
the case of the selected word is ignored when a link is chosen. 2) During a
quiz, you can proceed to the next screen by pressing the enter key.
Furthermore, a few bugs were fixed.
January 4th, 2008: Release 1.0.5
Changes: Support for the Japanese language was added and a few bugs were fixed.
October 18th, 2007: Article about jVLT
Argancel has written a nice
about jVLT in his blog (written in French).
It describes installation, adding words and examples, quizzes and importing CSV
files, and thus is especially useful for first-time users.