How To Only Search Cantonese?

Without setting other dictinaries to "fall-back only" or turning them off completely, how can I

(1) search Cantonese only

(2) full-text (reverse search) Cantonese only?

Searching jyutping I get a plethora of UNI results, making it hard to sort through which have correlating GZH entries and which do not.

Eng and Ch has full-text search (dict lang press + long hold options), canto used to (correct me if I'm wrong), but doesn't seem to any more. I'd love to put in some trad mando and get a canto result - without having to sift through a whole bunch of other stuff.

(Related & really the bigger person question: is there a way to simply go into one specific dictionary and search it (both forwards and backwards)).
 

mikelove

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Easiest way would probably be to create a new dictionary group for Cantonese that excludes UNI. You can also switch to a specific dictionary by long-pressing the dictionary switch button, or can get it cycling with just a tap by turning off "skip on button tap" in its detail screen in Manage Dictionaries.
 
You can also switch to a specific dictionary by long-pressing the dictionary switch button
I don't know if I, just, don't get this function -or- if something is not working.

When I switch to CY and type any pinyin I constantly get "no results".

Switching to GZH, seems that it is only searchable by Mandarin pinyin?
 
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mikelove

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Sorry I didn't see this one before.

The system is a bit funny at the moment about which language a single dictionary is being searched in - the most reliable way to search a specific dictionary in a specific way is to create a new group for the type of search you want that contains only that dictionary, that way it'll always do the right kind of search. In the not-too-distant future we'll be doing away with single dictionary searches in the search box entirely and migrating exclusively to groups.
 
Sorry I didn't see this one before.

The system is a bit funny at the moment about which language a single dictionary is being searched in - the most reliable way to search a specific dictionary in a specific way is to create a new group for the type of search you want that contains only that dictionary, that way it'll always do the right kind of search. In the not-too-distant future we'll be doing away with single dictionary searches in the search box entirely and migrating exclusively to groups.
yeah I always wished there was a search function inside "browse dictionary"

this I'm guessing is in preparation for the outlier dict?
 

mikelove

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Well we were going to do it anyway, but yes, the Outlier dictionary certainly pushes us towards a target date :)
 
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