Feature request: importing files in bulk

I’m using LingQ to read a book in Japanese. At first I thought I’d be importing it chapter by chapter, but even a single chapter has proven too much text to be practical. So I split the chapters into chunks (I have a script for that, so it’s fast). I do, however, end up with a lot of files that look like this:
Chapter 1 - part 1 of 10.txt
Chapter 1 - part 2 of 10.txt

Chapter 1 - part 10 of 10.txt
I have to import these files one by one, which is tedious. I’d like to be able to just pick a course, then select a folder on my computer, and have the site upload all the text files and import them as lessons. Lessons could be named after the files (minus the extension) or a naming template could be provided.

I’ve read that there is a function that will automatically split up longer lessons, but it doesn’t seem to be working with Japanese. This isn’t all that surprising, since it’s based on word count, and in Japanese it’s difficult to determine what the individual words are. In any case, I imported a file that was over 12,000 characters long (so I’m guessing more than 2,000 words) and no automatic splitting took place. Even if automatic splitting did work, I’d still prefer the way I suggested, since it would allow me to control how many and how long my lessons will be.

Also, sorry if this forum is not the right place to make feature requests.


Thanks for the suggestion here. We added the limit of 2000 words not to split up longer lessons into more manageable chunks, but rather because lessons over 2000 words had worse performance.

I totally understand your comment here - long lessons are tough to work through! At the moment, we don’t have any immediate plans to offer a feature like this, though a user did build a tool to do this. Unfortunately, I can’t seem to find it… it was posted somewhere on the forum perhaps around a year ago…