Until now Studio is showing character count only for active target segment (after last update without spaces, but this is different topic). It would be nice to also display character count for selected text only (+ enable this even across segments).
few questions from me:
1) Why not to share plugins via AppStore and have them signed?
2) Does your plugin enable to select a chunk of text across segments and see the number of all characters within selection?
3) Do you plan to create Studio 2019 version?
(1/2) if you select "when", it show you have 3 "w/When"s
(2/2) if you select "There", it show you have 6 "T/there"s
I have developed a PlugIn for my own use that can deal with this problem. It's not signed by SDL as I don't wish to put my plugins on the SDL's AppStore, and I only have this for SDL Trados Studio version 2017, but I can make it available to you if you like.
I would love to have a function that displays the number of characters in the target text, not only in source. Maybe such request could be integrated in any "show number of characters" feature.
Displaying the source character count would be great too for comparison purposes (without having to use the AHK script).