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艾墨本

PLECO 4.0 (conversation about the not-yet-released update)

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艾墨本

Was searching the forums for discussion on what is likely to be a big change for Pleco and found nothing.

 

I am excited for it particularly because of the many times my questions about flashcard features is "that will be included in the 4.0 update."

 

Well, what are you all looking forward to in the update?

Any questions for @mikelove who is always quick to answer questions?

Does anyone know of a list of features expected to be included in 4.0?

 

Beyond the revamped note cards, I'm hoping for an expansion on thesaurus-type searches. My dream would be a button below "dictionary" that read "thesaurus." Now at the higher levels of Chinese learning, 同义词、近义词、和反义词 are all stubbornly important and I really hate most of the Chinese created dictionaries out there (Youdao!). 

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Mike's already addressed this over at pleco forums, I'm personally looking forward to planned improvements for zhuyin fuhao, which I use a lot more than pinyin. At the moment the ruby text style bulks out horizontal text in an unusable way, 4.0 sounds like you will be able to have ruby text on any side of the characters, rather than only the right. May be small news for some people, but it's big for me!

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mikelove

Thesaurus: would be nice but I haven't yet found a title I like enough to license; dropped our previous one because too many words were missing. I suppose in theory we could try to do something ourselves based on overlapping / similar words in English definitions, or just commission someone to write one for us - definitely on our radar but I'm not sure if it'll make it into 4.0 since it's more of a data file than a coding problem and those tend to be handled on a different (and even more annoyingly slow) schedule :-)

 

Ruby text in other places: yep, that one's already implemented.

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mikelove

(On that note, anybody have any good recommendations for printed Chinese thesauri?)

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