just to be clear. the "single character" enable/disable switch should be present on the same tool bars as the arrows (not a global, permanent setting). there _is_ space for one more button on the tool bars, both in portrait and landscape mode. for a beginner like me, who would like to learn characters in the context of words and sentences. being able to traverse a sentence character by character, showing its pop up definition and playing its pronunciation, pleco would be even more useful. thanks, regardsCould consider an option on that - on iOS you can actually drag the selection handles to collapse to a character bit faster.
Candidly, in general this is not something we like to encourage pedagogically - popular Chinese learning is way too character-centric at the moment, when people really ought to be focusing more on words. We don't impose our pedagogical preferences absolutely by any means - we've added a bunch of features we absolutely hate based on user requests - but they do tend to influence our priorities a bit.