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Character count


#1

For most of my projects I need character count (including spaces) instead of word count. The approximation words x 7 is not always good enough. Please add the option to the word counter.


#2

Sure, especially if you write in different languages like me.
The one only way to count the characters inc.spaces is to export your text to Word.
The standard author’s/printer’s sheet is 40,000 characters including spaces.
The words number might be relevant for some school essays, but not for the authors.


#3

Thanks for the suggestion achterblad. The current word count was the most basic offering possible. I will be expanding on this. What’s your individual requirement for a character count? Are you writing in non-English languages like Zuhal, or is there a publishing requirement for a character count?


#4

I am writing nonfiction, mostly in German, sometimes in English. In German book and journal publishing traditionally the number of characters (including spaces) is predefined by the editors. Furthermore, a special case is writing for speech or radio. A professional German speaker utters approximately 900 characters per minute. Therefore a character counter is needed. I also have found character standards in English/international journals.