Find out how LingoHub calculates word count.

Remember! 

Words counted and Text Segment aren't the same thing.
A Text Segment can include several words, and it refers to your Keys in Source Files.

General Calculation of Word Count


Words are counted across your entire organization, e.i. Across all your LingoHub projects. 

The word count is usually made up of the number of words in your source language, multiplied by the number of target languages. Every succession of characters and numbers between blank spaces (tabs, spaces, etc) is regarded as a word.

Example:


For instance, if you translate 100,000 English words (source language) into 2 languages, the total word count is 300,000 (100,000 source + 100,000 x 2 target languages).

Placeholders and HTML code are not considered as words. 

Example: 

The word count of the following sentence is 6: 

This is a text with a #{placeholder}.

  • Calculating Word Count for Term Base


Words that you add to your Term Base count to your organization’s Word Limit, too. 

Word count for Term Bases is made up of the number of words in your Term Base’s source language, multiplied by the number of translations.

Example:

If you add 100 terms each consisting of 4 words (source languague) and translations into 2 languages to your Term Base, the word count for your Term Base is 1,200 (100x4x3). 

Your Term Base’s word count is added to your total word count which is now at 301,200 (300,000 + 1,200).

  • Calculating Word Count for projects with Chinese, Japanese or Korean Source Language

There is a slight difference in calculating words when the source language is Chinese, Japanese or Korean. The total amount of words is computed by multiplying source language symbols by 50% by the number of languages.

Example:


If you translate 100,000 (traditional) Chinese characters (source language) into 2 languages the total word count is 150,000 (100,000 x 50% x 3 = 150,000). 

If any English characters are included in the source text, they will be counted as a word. Placeholders and HTML code are not considered as words.

Example


The word count of the following sentence is 12.

%{invitee} さんは、プロジェクト「%{project}」への招待を辞退しました。

  • Calculating Word Count for Term Base for Projects with Chinese, Japanese or Korean Source Language

Words that you add to your Term Base count to your organization’s word limit too. 

Word count for Term Bases is calculated by multiplying source language symbols by 50% by the number of target languages.

Example:


If you add 100 terms each consisting of 4 characters (source language) and translations into 2 languages to your Term Base, the total word count for your Term Base is 600 (100 x 4 x 50% x 3 = 600). 

Your Term Base’s word count is added to your total word count which is now at 300,600 (300,000 + 600).

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