How to count Korean words in MS Word
Thread poster: Movingpix

Movingpix  Identity Verified
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Mar 28, 2015


I couldn't find any post related to this issue.

I have a Korean MS Word document that I need to translate into English.
I need to quote the client according to number of Korean words.

My MS Word 2010 can only give me number of Korean characters
(maybe because it is an English version of MS Word.)

Does anyone have any script that will count the number of Korean words?

I would really appreciate any tip.

Thank you.


Stanislav Okhvat
Local time: 00:37
English to Russian
How to count words in Korean Apr 4, 2015


It is kind of late to reply, and you have probably figured it out already.

To count words in Korean text, you need to set the language of the text to Korean (Review tab, Language - Set Proofing Language). Then use Word Count button found under the Review tab to display a dialogue showing words and spaces. If you don't mark the text as Korean, the word count in this dialogue is very close to the character count.

Best regards,
Stanislav Okhvat
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