[TxMt] Word Count
throw-away-2 at macromates.com
Wed May 28 17:30:08 UTC 2008
On 28 May 2008, at 18:55, Jonas Steverud wrote:
> Yes, but I am not interested in the number of bytes, I would like to
> know the number of characters, which is not the same thing.
> Räksmörgås is ten characters but is reported as 13 bytes since åäö
> are stored as multi-byte characters. I use the Statistics for
> Document / Selection (word count) command from the Text Bundle and
> the ruby script uses wc -l for statistics, which is not Unicode
> aware AFAIK.
Actually ‘wc’ _is_ multi-byte (encoding) aware. But for that, one has
to use the -m[ulti-bytes] instead of -c[haracters].
So for a quick fix, change ‘wc -lwc’ in the command to ‘wc -lwm’ and
it should work as you expect.
Of course this does not handle all the complex issues of pre/
decomposed unicode, diacritics, and ligatures that Hans-Joerg mentioned.
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