Characters Not Found in Pleco Dictionaries

Kun-it

Member
Apologies if this question has already been asked elsewhere, but I couldn't find it if it has.
I was wondering if there was any way to manually create dictionary entries for characters which are not included in my Pleco dictionaries.
For example, I have come across the character 㸲 (牛+乍) in the compound 㸲牛 a few times, but no results are found when I search this character in Pleco.
Thank you!
 

mikelove

皇帝
Staff member
Yes, if you create a user dictionary in Settings / Manage Dictionaries you should then see an option to add a new entry to it whenever you enter a search with no results.
 
It is not defined, but in some way it's present! If you search for 乍 and activate CHARS (not DICT) you can see a long list of characters not defined that use 乍 as component.
 

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Kun-it

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Yes, if you create a user dictionary in Settings / Manage Dictionaries you should then see an option to add a new entry to it whenever you enter a search with no results.
Oh, excellent! Thanks a lot, I didn't know I could do it that way.
 
Yes, if you create a user dictionary in Settings / Manage Dictionaries you should then see an option to add a new entry to it whenever you enter a search with no results.
It is a very useful feature, for example you can create special dictionaries or for languages not present in upgrades of Pleco.

An user, in https://github.com/meap158/Pleco-Collection created a dictionary with (less that) 286,898 words with very very short definitions in English, Japanese, Vietnamese, French, Russian, Spanish, and Korean.

Anyway 㸲 is not present in this dictionary, so I created - as mikelove said - a new USER dictionary (I named it NEW) and in "Manage Dictionaries" I selected the NEW dictionary - Browse all dictionary entries and added a new entry (character - pronunciation - description).
 

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Kun-it

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Oh, that's another good use indeed. The github dictionary seems incredibly useful, thanks for the link. I will have to check it out.
I previously used the User dictionary facility but somewhere over the years the entries disappeared when I backed-up.

Guess I'll have to be more careful.
 
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