Are there any plans for dialect dictionaries?

Currently trying to learn a little bit of Sichuanese, saw that there are a lot Chinese-Chinese 四川话方言词典 that exist. Is there any hope that dialect dictionaries like these will be available for purchase inside Pleco in the future? I would much rather have it inside Pleco than buy a physical book.


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Chinese-Chinese dialect dictionaries are tough - we've tried that with Cantonese and haven't had much luck, people mostly want that sort of thing in English. If we were able to license one very cheaply we could consider it but we haven't found a publisher interested in that so far (and honestly without a sizable license fee it's not really worth their while).