Today, I found an add-on, Chinese Support Redux, that makes learning Chinese vocabulary quite a bit more effective when using Anki by automatically translating Chinese characters and attaching the right pronunciation from Google Translate.
The trouble is that the addon has found itself without a maintainer recently and is consequently quite tricky to set up. Here's how I did it.
- Delete the plugin from Anki add-ons
- Download and unzip this repo.
- Drag the
chinesedirectory from folder into the your Anki
addons21folder (for me, this is
1128979221, the original addon code.
- Restart Anki and follow the original usage instructions to create and auto-populate cards.
- macOS Big Sur 11.1
- Anki Version 2.1.41
Credit to Dave Fontenot for directing me towards the plugin in the first place, and to psiii for the original fix mentioned.