How to calculate website wordcount?
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Natalya Zelikova  Identity Verified
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Dec 22, 2005

Could anyone please give me an advice how to calculate total wordcount for a website with many pages?
I'm sure it has been discussed already, but forum search didn't give any results.

Thanks in advance.


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Martine Etienne  Identity Verified
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Word Dec 22, 2005

Personnaly, I copy/paste in word and then I get the number of words.. I am not sure it is the best solution... But it helps..
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Oleg Prots  Identity Verified
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Forum search :) Dec 22, 2005

You may find this thread useful:

http://www.proz.com/topic/11171

My personal 'agree' is with the last post...

Cheers,
Oleg


[Edited at 2005-12-22 11:09]


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Natalya Zelikova  Identity Verified
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Thank you. Dec 22, 2005

Thank you, Martine and Oleg.

Finally, it turned out to be not too difficult to save all the pages one by one and analyze them all in Trados.

I just hope that there is nothing wrong with such calculation...


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Wolfgang Jörissen  Identity Verified
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Trados does not count some numbers Dec 22, 2005

... if that is a problem. Maybe try AnyCount, they have a demo.

Best regards,
Wolfgang


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Rafa Lombardino
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I've recently used HTTrack, which is an open source tool, therefore it's distributed over the internet for free by private developers (and it's hightly effective!).

All you have to do after you install it is to point it to a general folder ("My Documents / My Websites" for example) then tell it what website it needs to download. You let the program run and, depending on the size of the website, it can take a little while for the process to be finished, so I advise you to use it overnight or while you're at the gym or on a meeting... I also advise you to have a lot of space on your hard disk, or it won't fit.

After the programs extracts every single component of the website and copies it to your computer, all you have to do is go through every sub-folder and collect the text files (txt, doc, pdf, xml...). You can then analyse them with your favorite tool (I use Trados) in order to get the final word count.

Also make sure you talk to your client before doing so to find out whether banners, logos, and icons also have to be translated. In such case, I don't believe there's any word count tool which can read the text inside images... What I usually do is collect all the images that need to be translated and create a table (either in Word or Excel) with the source text on the left and a column on the right for my translation (then, don't forget to include this document on the word count tool process too!). This way, web designers will know what goes where when they're creating new versions of these images.

Good luck!


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PractiCount Dec 25, 2005

Counting only the text manually copied from a website might leave quite an amount of translateable text behind (in meta tags, description, picture Alt tags etc.). As for Trados, it leaves numbers off count. We recommend using our software - PractiCount - which can count all that text plus it can download websites to be counted.

Best regards,
Maxim Siefer
Practiline Software
http://www.practiline.com


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Natalya Zelikova  Identity Verified
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Thanks. Dec 25, 2005

Thank you all for your inputs.
I actually had to give my wordcount quickly, and though it has been accepted I hardly see so many words on the website, as Trados showed me in analysis

Could it be that it counted something untranslatable, etc.?


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Sergei Tumanov  Identity Verified
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use Rainbow program for this very purpose Dec 26, 2005

You can find some explanation (russian text only) with pictures (illustrating what kind of reports it prepares) here:

http://www.proz.com/post/247549#247549

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when many html files (or in plain english web pages) are put in one folder Rainbow makes analysis all of these files, does not count tags and prepares a special html report with 'words to translate only' count

[Edited at 2005-12-26 20:51]


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easy solutions Oct 30, 2009

Natalya Zelikova wrote:

Could anyone please give me an advice how to calculate total wordcount for a website with many pages?
I'm sure it has been discussed already, but forum search didn't give any results.

Thanks in advance.

HI;
go to http://www.kwintessential.co.uk/translation/website-wordcount-tool.php
paste url of each page and click calculate and finally doing this you can get word count of your desired web pages.
or you can use firefox and it has a good add on of word counter, just view webpages slect text and click on count words and alos ad in previous and count etc, just use it


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Amitabh Kumar
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Kwintenssential Link is not correctly counting the words Jan 14, 2010

Kwintenssential Link is not correctly counting the words

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web.word.count Dec 7, 2010

I recently launched http://www.webwordcount.com which is a free word counting service for translators.

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