Ad-blocker and pinyin crosses

It is strongly recommended that you install an ad-blocker after installing Chinesebrowser™. We recommend uBlock Origin. Go to Settings > Add-ons and install the addon from firefox addon library. There are websites that refuses to serve content when an ad-blocker is detected, you can choose to disable adblock on a per site basis.

Websites that uses webfonts which does not have the corresponding pinyin fonts will result in crosses. To disable webfonts, goto uBlock Origin settings and enable 'Block remote fonts'. Blocking webfonts also improves performance, reduces data bandwidth requirements and mitigates against possible privacy leaks.

Release Notes

Version 56.0 (2018560824)
Date 2018-08-24
Size 45.2 MB
Version 56.0
+ bug fixes for Dynamic zoom text reflow.
+ no changes to browser base (firefox 56.0)
+ no changes to pye engine and databases.

Version 56.0 (2018560801)
Date 2018-08-01
Size 45.2 MB
Version 56.0
+ bug fixes
+ Dynamic zoom text reflow. A completely rewritten reflow mechanism and model.
+ no changes to browser base (firefox 56.0)
+ no changes to pye engine and databases.

Version 56.0 (2018560306)
Date 2018-03-06
Size 46.0 MB
Version 56.0
+ bug fixes
+ optimize text/content reflow during zoom. Zoom scale is now limited to 3x. Hide overlays is deprecated. Use 3-finger pinch zoom to scale images. Image clamping can be disabled in Accessibility menu.
+ optimize for full screen devices - full screen mode can be toggled from menu
+ Hangul ruby is now enabled by default. To disable, go to pinyin setting menu.
+ no changes to browser base (firefox 56.0)
+ no changes to pye engine and databases.

Version 56.0 (2017561115)
Date 2017-11-11
Size 45.2 MB
Version 56.0
+ browser base updated to firefox 56.0
+ pinyin engine update/fixes
+ pye databases updated
+ bug fixes

Version 53.0.2 (2017130628)
Date 2017-06-28
Size 37.10 MB
+ ruby layouting 2.0
+ character/word centric rubies (see pinyin settings)
+ improve zoom reflow controls
+ tablet version fully tested
+ bug fixes

Version 53.0.2
Date 2017-05-29
Size 38.69 MB
+ browser base updated to firefox 53.0.2 (current firefox Version 53.0.2, first offered to Release channel users on May 5, 2017)
+ pye 2.02 update
+ pye databases updated
+ font selection made more robust
+ zoom control and behaviour improvements and bug fixes. Use 3-touch zoom when zooming in on images without reflowing. Use 4-touch zoom without any zoom processing.
+ pinyin now supported for SVG. You can try baidu map but your device must be quite capable (at least 2GB ram will be required)
+ fullscreen mode menu position moved and changes made are dynamic
+ Hangul romanization (beta); to enable see pinyin settings

Version 51.0.1
Date 2017-02-21
Size 43.68 MB
+ pye 2.01 update
+ pye databases updated
+ Location aware browsing turned off by default. Go to privacy settings to turn it on.
+ tel/sms/mms schemes (in url links) are barred
+ fixed bug on zoom-reflow
+ fixed crash on save video

Version 51.0.1
Date 2017-02-14
Size 43.68 MB
+ Updated browser base to 51.0.1 (current firefox release is 51.0.1)
+ added browser fullscreen mode (see Advanced settings)
+ disabled HTML5 camera, audio recording and WebRTC

Version 50.1.0
Date 2017-01-06
Size 42.88 MB
+ Updated browser base to 50.1.0 (current firefox release is 50.1.0)
+ multitouch zoom allows zoom without text reflow (as oppose to pinch zoom)

Version 47.0
Date 2016-12-20
Size 47.73 MB
+ pye release 2.0
+ pye databases updated

Version 47.0
Date 2016-07-26
Size 44.67 MB
+ Updated browser base to 47.0 (current firefox release is 47.0)
+ Introduced the following character and pinyin features. See Pinyin Settings.
* simplified/traditional/as per original character options
* Hanyu/Bopomofo pinyin options (with numeral tone marking option)
* pinyin location option
* pinyin to be shown according to grade settings (Beginner/Junior/Senior)
+ PDF output is now available with pinyin.
+ Page zoom now comes with clamp images and hide floaties features

Version 40.0.3
Date 2016-03-31
Size 45.42 MB
+ Updated browser base to 40.0.3

Version 40.0
Date 2016-03-18
Size 45.43 MB
+ Updated browser base to 40.0.3
+ First release as Chinesebrowser

Version 23.0
Date 2015-09-03
Size 36.96 MB
+ bug fixes

Version 23.0
Date 2015-08-09
Size 36.89 MB
+ First release as Pinyin Browser