I've just started making my first course and I'm surprised at how many things have to be done manually at this point, and how many small obstacles there are when you're editing. I'm amazed at how people have made such large high quality courses when a lot of small extra work is left to be done largely manually (finding parents, pinyin, translations, and occasionally unable to find the word when adding it even though you know it's there). Truly amazing, a lot of hard work!
I imagine the creators of these featured Mandarin courses must have already requested a lot of features; are things like this already in the pipeline?
- add just the hanzi and the dependencies, pinyin, English alternatives are popped in there automatically
- when you are adding a dependency, sometimes you put a character into the hanzi box and actually the single character just won't come up, but if you know the English side of it, you can find it (try with 天 for example, or 路)
- fix dependencies being recursive