People regularly writing texts in different languages or who need to write formulas have different possibilities for adding special characters or symbols in the program they‘re writing in:
• they can open the Windows character map and select, copy and paste
• they can write the characters in a separate document and copy/paste from there
• they can try to remember the ASCII codes (if those exist)
• they can open the special characters from an insert menu (if any)
• they can install several keyboards and switch between keyboards (remembering where the special characters on their physical keyboard are located)
• they can install a program extending the clipboard, e.g. Clipboard Master (overkill for their needs)
Most of the time these writers only need a limited number of special characters often.
One essential part of a transator's job is searching correct terms. Most translators use for this the Google search functions and language settings. However, these functions cannot be "fixed" as search strategies in a browser, the results are often not relevant and working with several languages at the same time is not always possible.
A full description of the program as I see it can be found in attachment. However, I'd just like to get an idea about the cost to see whether I can finance it. Maybe somebody is interested in developing it, market it together and share the earnings? This TermCatcher could later become part of a full WYSIWYG CAT suite. This project is for a developer with some linguistic background.