TYK TYK - a language learning tool

Dedicated to 인형.
You are the sunshine in my life.


TYK (the acronym for Teach Yourself Korean) is a generic tool for practicing vocabulary and grammar of foreign languages, primarily written to aid me in my private korean studies. TYK is free software, released under the GNU General Public License.


Features and planned enhancements


TYK is meant to be an aid for learning foreign languages. It is not a language course! There is no grammar explained, words and phrases will often be out of context, etc. ...
In brief: if you want to learn a language, get a book. If you want to practice, get TYK.

For users

For programmers


[TYK and vocabulary plugin]
TYK and the vocabulary plugin running on OS X. (GTK+ interface for GNU/Linux is equivalent)



TYK depends on the following libraries:

To compile TYK from CVS, you'll further need:



Source code

A source package will be released once the following features are completed: GTK+ and Cocoa GUIs, vocabulary plugin and at least one exercise. That should be sometime January 2004 ...


Prior to the release of version 0.1, the CVS code won't be of much use, unless you are a developer. But if you want to try it nonetheless, execute the following commands to receive a copy of TYK's source code:
export CVS_RSH=ssh
cvs -z3 -d:ext:anoncvs@nongnu.gnu.org:/cvsroot/tyk co tyk
The first time you do this, you will be prompted by SSH to authenticate the server's key fingerprint. Answer with 'yes'.

Refer to the files README and INSTALL if you need further assistence. Occasionally run
cvs -z3 update -d
inside the tyk directory to upgrade your copy to the newest version.



If you have questions regarding TYK, suggestions for improvements, or if you want to contribute, please mail me at ksterker@geekmail.de.



TYK is mainly written for my own entertainment, but if you can help to make it better and/or more useful for other people, you are welcome!

Areas that could use help




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