Word/characters count in word file
Thread poster: xxxHikonishi

xxxHikonishi  Identity Verified
United States
Local time: 21:07
English to Japanese
Dec 20, 2006

I would like to know how to count source (Japanese; characters) and target (English; word) character/word numbers in word file. I translated a word file containing English and Japanese. Client asked me to translate only untranslated Japanese paragraphs. Both source and translated files have Japanese and English words.

I used Tool>Word count function in Word. I can see Non-Asian words and Asian characters. I thought that the differences in Non-Asian words and Asian characters indicate translated English words and Japanese characters. However, the numbers don't match to real numbers. I use Word 2003. Please advise.


 

casey
United States
Local time: 22:07
Member
Japanese to English
Highlight the relevant sections only Dec 21, 2006

Use your mouse to highlight the relevant sections only. You can do this by highlighting the first relevant paragraph and then holding down the Ctrl button while highlighting the others one by one. When only the relevant paragraphs have been highlighted use the word count function again and it will only count the highlighted sections.

 

Henrik Pipoyan  Identity Verified
Local time: 06:07
Member (2004)
English to Armenian
If you have used different fonts for Japanese and English... Dec 21, 2006

you can highlight just one language by Find and Replace command. Open Edit > Find; press the “More” button at the bottom of the dialog-box; put the cursor in the “Find what” field; press the “Format” button the bottom of the dialog-box; choose “Font” and select the font that you have used for either Japanese or English. Then check the box “Highlight all items found in:” and press “Find All”. When the text is selected, the Word Count command will show only the number of Japanese or English words.

Henry


 

casey
United States
Local time: 22:07
Member
Japanese to English
Cool Dec 21, 2006

Henrik Pipoyan wrote:

you can highlight just one language by Find and Replace command. Open Edit > Find; press the “More” button at the bottom of the dialog-box; put the cursor in the “Find what” field; press the “Format” button the bottom of the dialog-box; choose “Font” and select the font that you have used for either Japanese or English. Then check the box “Highlight all items found in:” and press “Find All”. When the text is selected, the Word Count command will show only the number of Japanese or English words.

Henry


Nice trick! Thanks for sharing.


 

Henrik Pipoyan  Identity Verified
Local time: 06:07
Member (2004)
English to Armenian
You’re welcome Dec 21, 2006

casey wrote:

Henrik Pipoyan wrote:

you can highlight just one language by Find and Replace command. Open Edit > Find; press the “More” button at the bottom of the dialog-box; put the cursor in the “Find what” field; press the “Format” button the bottom of the dialog-box; choose “Font” and select the font that you have used for either Japanese or English. Then check the box “Highlight all items found in:” and press “Find All”. When the text is selected, the Word Count command will show only the number of Japanese or English words.

Henry


Nice trick! Thanks for sharing.


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