Thank you very much! OK, then the Wikipedia author must have been looking for a quick example and stumbled.What you're referring to is 分化字, i.e., a new character being created out of an existing character. I'm not sure the Wikipedia explanation is correct regarding 采 though.
Indeed, I see there are FORM, MEANINGS, and STROKE ORDER, often COMPONENTS sections, and liked it so far. Here, I have two questions (sorry if they've been answered before):As far as the definition length, the Mini Edition won't give long definitions. The Essentials Edition, however, gives a lot more meanings and shows the logical relationships between the different meanings (see the entry for 反 or 角 for example).
1. According to the website, the Expert edition will include "detailed information on each character's history." Will you trace how a character's meanings changed over time, how and when components were added to it or removed from it (which is probably quite rare), when it was simplified and again made more complex, and so on? Or would that require one to draw a tree-like structure, which would go beyond what a dictionary can do? I think that would be great for reading texts from different epochs, because then you can quickly recognize the changes of meaning a character has undergone.
2. Will there be an effort to classify the origin of each character by the traditional six categories from the 说文解字? I see that the wording "反 depicts" or "角 depicts" would mean it was pictographic, but it might be harder to tell for the other five categories. (I know it's sometimes hard to assign a single category, then one could of course name them all and give an explanation as to why that is so.) I think such a classification would help language learners remember characters through a deeper understanding of their formation, as well.