Random function

Discussion in 'Comments and Suggestions' started by Shiroiookami, Nov 21, 2014.

  1. Shiroiookami Member

    French
    Hello !
    I am surprised not finding any more the link " random " that was on the left column and which I often used to discover new English words. Does it eliminated from the web site ?
    Nevertheless, thank you for this very useful Web site.
    ;)
     
  2. mkellogg Administrator

    South Florida
    English - US
    Hi,

    The Random Word function never got as much use as we were hoping it would, so we have removed the link to it. It still should continue to work for quite a while if you know the URL. Here it is for French to English: http://www.wordreference.com/random/fren

    To make this work with other languages, just change the fren abbreviation to that of any other dictionary (using the two-letter language codes).

    Mike
     
  3. Shiroiookami Member

    French
    Thanks for reply, but the link doesn't run !!! It's a wrong link to other languages too.
     
  4. JamesM

    JamesM à la Mod (English Only)

  5. Egmont Senior Member

    Massachusetts, U.S.
    English - U.S.
    Works for me, too.
     
  6. JamesM

    JamesM à la Mod (English Only)

    You have to click on this particular link (or type it into your browser as a URL address):

    http://www.wordreference.com/random/enfr

    If you are trying it from the dictionary it won't work. As Mike said, you can create your own link and look up language pairs.

    For example, I used "es" for Spanish (español) and "fr" for French (français) to create this link that looks up random words in Spanish and gives their French translation:

    http://www.wordreference.com/random/esfr
     
    Last edited: Nov 24, 2014
  7. Shiroiookami Member

    French
    Yes Thank you ! The link runs today but didn't run yesterday. I'll keep it in my bookmark.
     
  8. Shiroiookami Member

    French
    Hello ! it seems that it works only in English and Spanish. I tried with German and Italian but I have a message "failed 404". Never mind!
     
  9. JamesM

    JamesM à la Mod (English Only)

    I don't think it works for any pair of two languages. Mike Kellogg is probably the only one who could answer which language pairs are supported.
     
    Last edited: Nov 29, 2014
  10. feschie

    feschie New Member

    Italian
    I miss it bad already. :(
     
  11. mkellogg Administrator

    South Florida
    English - US
    It is only going to work for language pairs that we have dictionaries for. There is no German-Italian dictionary on WR, so it won't work for that language pair.
     
  12. Shiroiookami Member

    French
    It seems that also work with italian/english and english/russian but it doesn't work with english/german or german/english. It also works with english/japanese but not with english/chinese.
    Maybe there is a bug or these pairs don't exist !!!
     
  13. JamesM

    JamesM à la Mod (English Only)

    Last edited: Mar 26, 2015
  14. Shiroiookami Member

    French
    Wow! Thank you very much.
     
  15. Shiroiookami Member

    French
    Sorry, it's me again! Is there a dictionary to translate "esperanto" ? I didn't find one on the list.
     
  16. mkellogg Administrator

    South Florida
    English - US
    If it isn't in the list, it is because it does not exist.
     
  17. Shiroiookami Member

    French
    Wow ! No dictionary to translate Esperanto in any languages ???? That's so curious! How the learners do to progress with their studying?
     
  18. JamesM

    JamesM à la Mod (English Only)

    Is Esperanto really that popular? I'd rather see a translation for a natural language any day.

    I believe what Mike was saying was that there is no Esperanto translation dictionary on WordReference.
     
  19. Shiroiookami Member

    French
    ok! Only absent from WR, that seems more logical! :thumbsup:
     
  20. Shiroiookami Member

    French
    Hi, another problem!
    From the day before yesterday I can't reach to the random function (with all my langages random/enfr and random/jaen and random/esfr and random/deen and random/iten and random/enru and random/zhen and random/tren)
    There is the same message anyway!
    Runtime error:
    <!-- Web.Config Configuration File -->

    <configuration>
    <system.web>
    <customErrors mode="Off"/>
    </system.web>
    </configuration>

    Is the website out of order? Is it from my PC?
     
  21. mkellogg Administrator

    South Florida
    English - US
    That page had something wrong. We should have a fix working soon.
     
  22. Shiroiookami Member

    French
    Ok it runs again. Thanks
     
  23. Shiroiookami Member

    French
    Sorry but I came back home from vacation last Sunday and the "page" is out of order again.
     
  24. Shiroiookami Member

    French
    Hello
    It seems that every year in October the site goes down! It is really curious!
    This message again:

    Runtime Error
    <!-- Web.Config Configuration File -->

    <configuration>
    <system.web>
    <customErrors mode="Off"/>
    </system.web>
    </configuration>

    <!-- Web.Config Configuration File -->

    <configuration>
    <system.web>
    <customErrors mode="RemoteOnly" defaultRedirect="mycustompage.htm"/>
    </system.web>
    </configuration>

    Have a good day.
     
  25. mkellogg Administrator

    South Florida
    English - US
    We just screw it up once per year? That isn't too bad!

    Thanks for letting us know. We will get it running again soon.
     
  26. Shiroiookami Member

    French
    Hello!
    It seems it's working anew.
    Many thanks for quickness.
     
  27. mkellogg Administrator

    South Florida
    English - US
    yes, we got it fixed. :)
     
  28. Shiroiookami Member

    French
    Hello
    I come back from vacation and I find that the random function does not work again. For any of my favorite languages. Is it being repaired? Thank you.
     
  29. mkellogg Administrator

    South Florida
    English - US
    Thanks for pointing this out. We'll get it fixed, but it might take a few days this time.
     
  30. Shiroiookami Member

    French
    Ok thanks. Then I wait.....
     
  31. Shiroiookami Member

    French
    Great! It works !!!!!!!!!
     

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