Fantastic. Sounds like time well spent.
Thanks for pointing that out! I've fixed it in our database now, so it should be fixed in the next update.
Excellent job, guys!!!Yup!
We sent the data to Pleco for the next release a few days ago, and we've finished testing and it was released last night (Asia time)! Our process has gotten much, much better—there were only a few errors to fix this time around.
In this update, there are 500 new completed entries! That is, we now have completed Essentials Edition entries for the most frequently used 1250 characters + about 300 semantic components, with some overlap between those two categories, for a total of just over 1500 completed entries.
1. Yes, sometimes it doesn't matter whether it's a form or meaning component. That is because for some components, the meanings expressed by form and by meaning are the same. Like 人, 火, etc. But it does matter a lot in cases like 大, 又, etc.Regarding the difference between form components and meaning components, in many characters a component could be both, for example in 明, 日 is a meaning component while 月 is a form component. Why is that? Aren't both components form and meaning components, how do you assign the roles in a case like this?
I believe 土、足、路 where the big ones from the beginning - with expert data in the demo. Not sure if there are more prime examples now though.
Weird. I thought I'd answered this! It's hard to show off everything in a single entry, which is why the demo has 20 characters (@ACardiganAndAFrown pointed out 3 of the demo entries). If you want to show stuff about Old Chinese phonology, probably the Expert entry for 藍. For paleography, either Expert entry for 造 or 前. For pedagogy, basically any Essentials entry. The online demo actually shows system level stuff for 立, 各 and 尚, though that stuff isn't in the dictionary yet. We'll start adding after we have 2000 completed Essentials entries.
No worries! I looked for an answer by me on this question and couldn't find one, yet I feel some sense of deja vu. Probably something I ate!Now that you mention this, I think I vaguely recall that you did. My bad.
Thank you (and @ACadiganAndAFrown) for answering it again.