[Anki] Tutorials

I think it does. I will hit AGAIN when I see the four buttons appear the first time to move it into the Lapses pile. Once I move it is there I will see the card again in 1 min and hit GOOD. Then it moves to the 10080 min interval.

Not sure how it will all play out but I’m just trusting you are way smarter than me and it will work similar to WaniKani as you say!

If you are interested I have moved on to using Kitsun.io which has a couple of my decks on there. It solves some of the issues that Anki has.


Thanks for the explanation. Now I finally understand how it works. But I still have a question regarding Starting Ease.

If I understand correctly after 4320 mark card will get 250% Ease. After 3 days (Graduating interval) I will see this card again with 4 buttons, right? So I hit Again to bypass Anki’s algorithm and put this card into Lapses pile but Ease Factor will drop to 230% (2.3) after hitting Again button, right? As far as I know the new interval is calculated by this equation = current interval * ease (2.5 by default) * interval modifier (1 by default). Wouldn’t it affect the next interval 10080 in this case or Ease Factor won’t come into play until 161280 mark is reached?

Hi @hinekidori! Is moving from Anki to Kitsun worth the price of $6.50 a year?
Pretty expensive in my opinion.

Thank you.

Correct. Ease factor won’t come into play until you are out of the Lapses pile

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It’s subjective to your needs. Personally I consider it well worth it. Kitsun.io solves a lot of issues I had with Anki.

I would recommend trying it out and seeing if it is a good fit for you.

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I see. Thanks. By the way, there is a new beta scheduler in Anki 2.1 and there are 4 buttons for learning cards as well )

Learning cards have 4 buttons instead of 3 - Hard repeats the current step after the first step, and is the average of Again and Good on the first step.

@hinekidori i need help about your anki deck core 10k breakdown. i dont understand anki very well, and dont know how to use forums correct too, so im sorry if i am in the wrong place.

when i review the content of the deck, and I answer wrong, like wk , my answer will be '‘red’. but the anki buttons is ‘‘again’’, ‘‘good’’ and ‘‘easy’’. i would like to know what happens when i answer wrong but press ‘‘good’’. anki will consider wrong or ‘‘good’’? cuz every time i answer wrong i just press the ENTER, and its the same thing as hitting the ‘‘good’’ buttom? idk why but i dont have the ‘‘hard’’ buttom, and i dont know if your anki undertand that its wrong and consider it wrong.

if i got the answer wrong, i would like the anki to understand that i hit wrong of course. but im affraid of the anki understanding as ‘‘correct’’.

dont know if you understood my question, but im not good with anki, and im not a good english speaker :c

thank you!

Hi @himidesu
Not Hinekidori here, but I’m using the same deck :wink:

Long version

As far as I understood it checks whether what your input is correct but then you have to manually decide which button (usually Again/Good/Easy , but at times you get 4 options). So it’s there mostly so you get the same experience as on WK (writing the word down and checking it for you), but then you are the final judge i.e. you decide. [You could even skip writing the word and leaving the field empty but then it would be the common 10k…]

I write the word, then press “Enter”, (replay the audio with “R”) and then press one of the default buttons. But don’t do it with the mouse! You can press the keys “1”, “2”, “3” (and so on) on the keyboard so you don’t waste time switching between mouse/touchpad and keyboard.
1 ----> Again
2 -----> Second Button (Usually “Hard” or “Good”)
3 -----> Third Option (Usually called “Easy”)

I checked the behaviour you expected: I tried the same card with both the correct and wrong answers (pressing CTRL+Z) and Anki selected the same button (the “good” one aka number “2”) so pressing Enter would be the same as pressing always 2, independently of whether I got it right or wrong.

TL;DR: Do not press Enter, as far as I can see that doesn’t work the way you want it to (and I suppose you would have to crack/rewrite Anki to make it work that way…so, not possible).
Just check whether the color was green or red, and then press “1” or “2” or “3”.

But i dont have the “hard” buttom, so if i press “again” it ll consider like “wrong”? Cuz the other options is good and easy :c

Hi @hinekidori

I’m trying to modify your card template. I want to get rid of container with left and right columns but there is an element altmean which can’t be deleted without breaking a template


<div id="container">
<div class="row">
  <div class="column left">
    <div id="item-info">Meaning</div>
    <p class="english">{{English}}</p>
    <p id="altmean" class="alt-english">{{Alternative Meanings}}</p><br>
    <div id="item-info">Reading</div>
    <p class="furigana">{{kana:Reading}}</p>
    <p class="alt-english">{{furigana:Alternative Reading}}</p><br>
    <div id="item-info">Part of Speech</div>

I guess it has something to do with this script

//Script for modifying 'Show Answer' behavior for Input types.
var htmlTextNodes = [];
var innerHTMLText = [];
var htmlNodeLength =document.getElementById('typeans').childNodes.length;
var typedAnswer;
var correctAnswer;
var firstBr = null;
var secondBr;

//capture each node to array
for (i = 0; i < htmlNodeLength; i++) {
  htmlTextNodes[i] = document.getElementById('typeans').childNodes[i];
 innerHTMLText[i] = document.getElementById('typeans').childNodes[i].innerHTML;
 //locate <br> tags for output change markers
 if (document.getElementById('typeans').childNodes[i].nodeName == "BR") {
  console.log("Runs if BR");
  if (firstBr != null) {
   secondBr = i;
  } else {
   firstBr = i;

//If answer is correct, firstBr will still be null, so must set to length of typeans.childNode
if (firstBr == null) {
 firstBr = htmlNodeLength;

//assemble typed and correct answer strings
str2 = innerHTMLText.slice(0,firstBr).join("");
var typeParse = str2.replace(/[(/\W, " ")]/g,' ');
var typedAnswer = typeParse.replace(/\s/g, '');
var typedAnsDis = str2.replace(/[^a-zA-Z0-9]/g,' ');
var typedUpper = typedAnswer.toUpperCase();

//typedUpper = "KITTEN"
var corr = document.getElementById('correctAnswer');
str = corr.innerHTML;
var correctParse = str.replace(/[/\W, " "]/g,' ');
var correctAnswer = correctParse.replace(/\s/g, '');

//split alternative answers into array
var getalt = document.getElementById('altmean');
var altmean = getalt.innerHTML;
altmean += ", "
altmean += correctAnswer;
var array = altmean.split(", ");
for ( var i = 0; i < array.length; i++ ) {
    array[i] = "" + array[i].toUpperCase() + "";
    array[i] = "" + array[i].replace(/[/\W, " "]/g,' ');; + "";
    array[i] = "" + array[i].replace(/\s/g, ''); + "";

//Modify answer output
if ((array.indexOf(typedUpper) > -1) &&  (!(typedUpper == "" ))) {
 var c = "<div class=\"animated fadeIn\" id='correct'>"+typedAnsDis+"</div>";
 var d = document.getElementById('typeans');
 d.innerHTML =  c;
} else {
if(typedAnsDis == "") {
typedAnsDis = ":chicken: :chicken: :chicken:";
 var e = "<div class=\"animated fadeIn\" id='incorrect'>"+typedAnsDis+"</div>";
 var f = document.getElementById('typeans');
 f.innerHTML =  e;

Could you please tell me if it’s possible to get rid of Alternative Meaning (I don’t need it) without breaking template? I spent 2 days googling and trying to figure this out but to no avail xD.

Then you should press “good” (if you got it correct). [key “2” on the keyboard]
Or “Again” if you got it wrong. [key “1” on the keyboard]

“Hard”,“Good”,“Easy” are really just generic names. Only the time you see under the name is meaningful. (the “time until next review”)

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They are not just generic names. Those buttons have different ease factors. I’d recommend to watch this video if you want to understand how Anki’s algorithm works and what will happen when you click Hard and Easy buttons


Thank you very much, i ll watch the video! :smiley:

Thank you kurei!

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You were right. And the video was actually very useful. Thank you!
I raised my Interval Modifier to 160% (instead of 135%) because the current subdeck was too easy. I also set the graduating interval to 6 days (instead of 3 days) to avoid messing with the ease factor too much during the learning phase. I’ll be more careful when choosing “easy” (and especially “hard”, I’ve definitely abused the “hard” button :sweat_smile:)

Good) You can also watch this one about Anki deck options in more detail.


@hinekidori hey again! I would like to have the 10k core deck without wk mode, the normal one. Like phrases without image, just audio in the answer side. Do you have it? I searched by myself on anki website, but all come with ramdom images, and without images come without audio too. Thank you!

Why don’t you just change template? Delete image field, check media adn delete unused.

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What @Deception says is correct. Deleting the field name for the images will give you the desired result.