Ability to search by character combinations


Pleco has the option to search by radical, by which you first choose what you think is the main radical, then you complete the character by choosing it based on how many extra strokes it has. But this is very difficult if you don't know strokes.
It would be much easier if you could simply combine characters you know to make a word.
it is currently possible to find, say 口 and then search through all the compounds to find the character you are looking for, but that takes a long time.

What would be better would be if you see a character such as 里 which you didn't know, you could look it up by combining 田 and 土.


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Yeah, that's on our to-do list - the main problem is we don't have data we're totally happy with for it yet.