If it is possible to make it so it selects only one language, that would be very helpful. Right now I have to switch views to do so, or edit out one of the languages when I want to quote a longer passage.
When I want to quote a sutta on this forum, for example. I never find the need to copy both the Pāli and English, and I can’t imagine most people having this need.
But maybe they do.
Thanks for that. I can’t seem to find something similar for Firefox, though, which I mainly use. (It has a feature to copy only certain columns of a table with the CTRL button, but since it doesn’t work, I suppose the site isn’t coded as tables.)
Normally you wouldn’t want that blank space on the right. However having it means that the screen doesn’t re-position, so you don’t loose your place. As well, you can actually select everything you want, including the Pali you don’t, then toggle the CSS. When you copy what you have selected, the Pali is not copied.
No, it’s not. The paragraphs are just <p> tags as they probably should be. Then segments are just within <span> tags.
The fact that everything is in p tags leads to other problems when copying verses. Each line is just a span within a paragraph, so even when copying a single verse in English, it all runs together. I built a secret feature in my SC Light app so if you press Alt q when the page is loaded and then re-click the “Go” button, it will reload the sutta with actual breaks between the lines so you can get what you see once you paste.
That’s not really what you are asking about, but it stems from the same issue you are having. The text is all run together and only presented separately because of the CSS.
I’m happy I’m not alone in this struggle . The Stylus plugin works decently, thanks for that. Although not displaying the root text still moves the content on the page if the Pāli is longer than the English, which is often the case.
I changed it to hiding, which solves this (although it looks bad):
Still no permanent solution, because you still can’t select the Pali or see the comments until you turn the stylesheet off. But at least you don’t need to keep turning on and off just to select the English.
Can you @Snowbird, make that github proposal Bhante Sujato asked for? Github is too confusing for me.