[Unofficial] Feature Request / Suggestion List

jurgen85

秀才
Inspired by my other post in the Outlier thread:

If the Unihan dictionary is enabled, the distinction between simplified and traditional becomes quite messy. E.g. it now lists 师 as a traditional variant and 師 as simplified (when in the opposite mode).

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Also it would make sense to be able to search the same sentence in either set, i.e. both
#说话太直
and
#說話太直
should hit the same 譬如 in OCC.

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Edit: I just noticed that a flashcard with the hanzi 这[這] will not be tested at all with "Remap cards to dicts" set to only the Outlier dicts.
 
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mikelove

皇帝
Staff member
Unihan: thanks, will investigate. (we don't test much with it enabled as a regular dictionary, to be honest)

# should generally be able to search both sets but some dictionaries are tagged as only supporting one set or the other and in those we don't even try to generate / search for the other set. If you search for a sentence in a dictionary like PLC that supports both, do you get results in both sets?

这 doesn't seem to have an SC/TC map in Outlier at the moment; we'll add it to our correction list. There aren't official SC/TC maps from Outlier yet, we generated our own quick-and-dirty ones for search indexing purposes but didn't want to put too much more into it than that since we expect they probably will add them eventually.
 

jurgen85

秀才
Oxford (non-pocket) should have both sets provided by publisher, no?

Searching that except #說話太直 should match either
說話太直率的 (from "bone"), or
譬如他, 就是個說話太直的人。(from "譬如")

Pleco dictionary behaves the same (#率師東征)
 

mikelove

皇帝
Staff member
Sorry, are you doing this with Pleco in simplified character mode?

Full text Chinese searches are limited to the current character set, matching the way that definitions / examples / etc are displayed in Pleco. In theory I suppose we could add an option to support them in both - it’s an intentional thing, not a bug or a technical limitation - but AFAIK in the many years since we added that behavior you’re the first person to complain.
 

jurgen85

秀才
I suppose there are a few cases where it might give inappropriate matches (后, 系, ...) but many of those are either ancient (like 云) or names (like 并), i.e. fairly rare. The vast majority of simplifications like 話 > 话 only exist in one set each. Even our dearly beloved 發 vs 髮 shouldn't be a problem since there is no traditional 发.

Perhaps any dubious matches (i.e. chars that have multiple different trad defs for a single simp) from the secondary set could be sorted after the primary.
 

daal

进士
Sometimes when I come across an unfamiliar word, I wonder how common it is. Would it be possible for Pleco to show this somehow? One rough indication would be for Pleco to display HSK levels.
 

mikelove

皇帝
Staff member
That's already supported, just add category tags to your HSK level categories in Organize Cards ((i) button on iOS / long press on Android) and then words will show up on the definition screen with those tags.
 
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