Voice recognition results

Nick Rose

I have been doing dictionary searches using voice recognition. This is working well and is a useful check on my pronunciation, but there is one thing I can’t work out. If I use the keyboard to enter, for example kuai4, I get 10+ different characters to choose from in the search results. If I use voice recognition to search for kuai in the falling tone I only get one result 快. I was wondering why Pleco does not give all results as in the keyboard search. Have I got a setting wrong?


Staff member
No, it's just the way that iOS gives us data - only a character, not a pronunciation. (we could try to extrapolate it from the character but a lot of characters are ambiguous so it's not always clear) Hopefully at some point they'll add a API to give us raw pinyin and not just characters but they haven't so far.