Quizzer is a Palm OS application that allows you to save lists of vocabulary and quiz your knowledge of them.
- Store an any amount of words per quiz;
- Easily import tests made with 'Overhoringsprogramma Talen' or any third party program that creates quizzes in the right format;
- On screen keyboard for easy input of words;
- Save your mistakes in a new quiz;
- Navigate through vocabulary files using the device's scroll buttons;
- Test in both directions (e.g. French → English and English → French);
- Beam (send) vocabulary via an IrDA unit;
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Please note: 'Quizzer' is Palm OS software. It cannot be run on Windows Mobile, Symbian (Nokia) or Apple iPhone devices without a Palm OS emulator, such as StyleTap.
Importing .ovr files
Quizzer —and its Dutch counterpart Overhoren— can import word quizzes as generated by the program Overhoringsprogramma Talen. Sadly, this has since been discontinued. However, its .ovr file format can easily be reproduced in plain text:
The document header looks like this:
language 1 -- e.g. "French" language 2 -- e.g. "Dutch" session setting -- note: " 0 " or " 1 "; ignored session setting -- note: " 0 " or " 1 "; ignored session setting -- note: " 0 " or " 1 "; ignored session setting -- note: " 0 " or " 1 "; ignored
This is followed by a sequence of words and their alternatives:
word in language 1\n word in language 2\n alternative word in language 2\n alternative word in language 2\n case sensitivity marker -- is expected to be "0"
Note that Quizzer only supports one-on-one word-pair mappings; alternatives are ignored at import time.
What follows is an example of such an .ovr file with four translation pair.
Frans Nederlands 0 0 0 1 je vais ik ga 0 tu vas jij gaat 0 il va hij gaat 0 elle va zij gaat 0
this is an excellent program. Yes it would be nice if there was an english version. However if you can overcome the language barriere, you have something very good on your Palm. Note,that if you have a Palm with a memorycard and you download the Windows version of the same program, you can very! easily make any list you want, to/from any language. After that, instal the lists to your memorycard and get the Palm program to convert it. Even I managed to do that!! ;^)
It would be nice to see this software available for other languages, especially if you can add your own words to it.