The first public release of the Outlier Dictionary of Chinese Characters was just released in Pleco; see this blog post on Outlier’s site for details, or go into the Pleco “Add-ons” screen to purchase it.
Also, check the “Updated” section in Add-ons for a ton of dictionary updates; of particular note:
- CC-Canto just got a whole bunch of new single-character entries; basically, we took the CC-CEDICT entries for around 6000 characters and then rearranged them to add Cantonese-specific meanings and to group meanings with the correct Cantonese pronunciations in 多音字.
- ABC Proverbs now has linked ‘topic’ entries when you tap on a topic; you can also search for topics directly if you turn on “all-caps -> full-width” in Settings / Search Engine and then enter the topic name in all caps. (we also fixed a bunch of broken links)
- Hanyu Da Cidian got Pinyin fixes to around 20,000 entries and traditional character fixes to around 10,000 entries (mostly situations like 別 where there’s a minor traditional variant you would barely notice in a printed book but that would prevent you from searching correctly in an electronic dictionary).
- Grand Ricci got simplified character fixes to about 3,000 entries (a few cases like 内 where we were missing minor simplified variants) and we filled in some missing images in Histoire.
- Das Neue Worterbuch had a *ton* of bug fixes (thanks to our tireless users for submitting many of them) and is now up to something resembling a decent level of quality.
- Cross-Straits got a whole bunch of example sentence bug fixes, Xiandai Hanyu Dacidian a lot of variant entry fixes (no more embedded pronunciations in the middle of entries), and we also made various minor bug fixes / additions to ABC/ABE, both Tuttles, 21st Century, New Century, Adso, HanDeDict, CMT, NWP, Guifan, Lernworterbuch, and the FLTRP DeHan/HanDe/HanXi dictionaries.
Stay tuned for a beta version of our massive new update to PLC which should hopefully be coming next week.