Wordcount difference in Studio 2014 and 2015
Thread poster: elmnas

elmnas
Sweden
Oct 16, 2015

Hello People,

I have got a document that contains hidden text.

When I open the document in Microsoft Word there are 4050 words.
The strange this is when I create a SDL studio project in 2014 also in 2015 I got 5658 words.

Could someone explain why I get this differential?



Here is a link for my file:
http://we.tl/XXfooFpZVP


is there more things that are hidden than the words if ? where

Please help me out


Thank you in advance


 

Soonthon LUPKITARO(Ph.D.)  Identity Verified
Thailand
Local time: 02:41
Member (2004)
English to Thai
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MS Word fonts Oct 16, 2015

elmnas wrote:

Hello People,

I have got a document that contains hidden text.

When I open the document in Microsoft Word there are 4050 words.
The strange this is when I create a SDL studio project in 2014 also in 2015 I got 5658 words.

Could someone explain why I get this differential?



In MS Word I found no hidden texts.
The possible variances in word counts can be Trados handling methods of your Swedish fonts e.g. reading of symbols of "/" as a word etc.
MS Word reads such symbol as a portion of one word but Trados does not.

Soonthon L.


 

elmnas
Sweden
TOPIC STARTER
re: Oct 16, 2015

Soonthon LUPKITARO(Ph.D.) wrote:

elmnas wrote:

Hello People,

I have got a document that contains hidden text.

When I open the document in Microsoft Word there are 4050 words.
The strange this is when I create a SDL studio project in 2014 also in 2015 I got 5658 words.

Could someone explain why I get this differential?



In MS Word I found no hidden texts.
The possible variances in word counts can be Trados handling methods of your Swedish fonts e.g. reading of symbols of "/" as a word etc.
MS Word reads such symbol as a portion of one word but Trados does not.

Soonthon L.


that you saying is totally wrong sorry.

cause I tested remove the hidden text.


 

Stepan Konev  Identity Verified
Russian Federation
Local time: 22:41
English to Russian
Specific chars Oct 16, 2015

This is because of specific characters. E.g. this sentence:
Mindre tid åt saker som inte skapar nytta och mer för sånt som gör det.
containns 15 words.
In CAT tool, it contans 22 words (tags here behave as spaces between words):


Possible solution: use TransTools to remove messy tags.

[Edited at 2015-10-16 12:03 GMT]


 

Roy Oestensen  Identity Verified
Norway
Local time: 21:41
Member (2010)
English to Norwegian (Bokmal)
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Different ways of counting words Oct 16, 2015

elmnas wrote:
When I open the document in Microsoft Word there are 4050 words.
The strange this is when I create a SDL studio project in 2014 also in 2015 I got 5658 words.

Could someone explain why I get this differential?
Here is a link for my file:
http://we.tl/XXfooFpZVP


I would advice you to check the following link:

http://multifarious.filkin.com/2012/11/13/wordcount/

There is regretably no universally agreed definition of what constitutes a word, so that different tools give different results. Usually the difference is fairly small, but in some instances the difference may be quite substantial. Hope the above helps clear up the case.

Roy


 


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