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dharbigt reviewed on 20 Mar 2006
Despite the claims made on the website about foreign language support, the support for this product is lousy. Worldtext is obsolete and anyone using updated versions of OS X will have lots of problems with foreign language text if it's in a non-Latin alphabet. This is because the author (despite promises to the contrary) is not interested in adding Unicode support to this product.

I bought the full version hoping to support the author so that he would continue to work on this project, but there hasn't been an update for quite some time, and even then, the support seems to be primarily for PalmOS, which is of no use to me.

- Cutting and pasting from Safari or TextEdit or other applications doesn't work
- Centering and other formatting doesn't work properly
- Import for Unicode files is not available
- Unicode export doesn't include the entire card text and is broken
- Cards shared with a friend (who also bought the full version) come up garbled and useless

I've specifically had problems with Chinese, Hebrew and Russian. The Hebrew I can understand, but as far as the other products, the author has been apathetic and/or unresponsive.

If you're learning a romance language or German or something other than foreign language, this product has an excellent featureset and works well with only occasional (but frustrating) crashes. I'd recommend this software highly if it lived up to its advertisement as an excellent foreign language teaching aid. The fact is, that it is a frustrating foreign language teaching aid for foreign scripts.
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