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Reverse Lookup Function ^2024.04

Reverse lookup, in simple terms, refers to using alternative input methods to find characters under the current input method.

Translation to English:

2024.04: The reverse lookup function, originally uu/~u, uw/~w, ui/~i, etc., has been uniformly changed to Uu, Uw, Ui, etc., for easy memory. More: 51779acb8

For example, using Wubi to view words under the current Pinyin input method.

Oh-my-rime includes three types of reverse lookup:

  • Radical-based reverse lookup (Uu)
  • Wubi reverse lookup (Uw)
  • Stroke-based reverse lookup (Ui)

In the near future, Pinyin reverse lookup (Up) is expected to be adapted, making it convenient for Wubi users to perform Pinyin reverse lookup within the Wubi input mode.

Configuration Method

If you don't need certain reverse lookup features, you can perform reverse configuration according to this method.

Taking character decomposition reverse lookup as an example, import the decomposition scheme in the dependencies section at the beginning of the target input scheme:

    - radical_pinyin_flypy

Then, introduce the tag in the segmentors and translators sections under engine.

    - ascii_segmentor # 標識西文段落
    - matcher         # 標識符合特定規則的段落,如網址、反查等
    - affix_segmentor@radical_reverse_lookup   # 引入的反查
    - abc_segmentor             # 標識常規的文字段落
    - punct_segmentor           # 標識句讀段落
    - fallback_segmentor        # 標識其他未標識段落
   - punct_translator  # ※ 轉換標點符號
   - script_translator
   - reverse_lookup_translator@radical_reverse_lookup

this tag can be defined as follows:

  tag: radical_lookup
  dictionary: radical_pinyin
  enable_completion: false
  enable_sentence: false
  prefix: "Uu"
  suffix: " '"
    - erase/^.*$//
    - xform/([nljqxy])v/$1ü/
  tips: 〔拆字〕

  tags: [wubi98_mint,stroke,radical_lookup]
  overwrite_comment: true
  dictionary: dicts/rime_ice.8105

At the end, introduce it in the recognizer section:

# 反查映射
  import_preset: default
    punct: "^/([0-9]0?|[a-z]+)$"
    radical_lookup: "Uu[a-z]*'?$"

With that, the reverse lookup is configured.

Radical-based Reverse Lookup

Personally, I think this is the most practical type of reverse lookup; In Oh-my-rime, press Uu to activate the radical-based input mode. Subsequent inputs will be interpreted using the radical library.

For example: When you type Uuniuniuniu on the keyboard, it will be interpreted as the combination of "niu niu niu," which represents three "牛" (cows) and forms the character "犇".

Radical-based Reverse Lookup

Wubi Reverse Lookup

In Oh-my-rime's Mint Pinyin mode, use Uw to activate the Wubi mode. Subsequent inputs will be interpreted using Wubi.

For example: When you type Uwq on the keyboard, it will be interpreted as q. In the Wubi dictionary, it automatically retrieves the character (me), which is convenient for combined character lookup.

Wubi Reverse Lookup

Stroke-based Reverse Lookup

In Oh-my-rime's Mint Pinyin mode, use Ui to activate the stroke mode. Subsequent inputs will be interpreted using strokes.