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Word Count effort begun

posted Feb 14, 2017, 5:47 PM by Steven R. Loomis
One of the challenges of translation interoperability is objectively measuring the difficulty of a particular translation workload. A common metric used is the word count. However, methods for counting words vary across different systems and languages. Some examples: Thai is written without space characters between words, as is Japanese and Chinese. Should numbers be included or not included? Are Mongolian suffixes considered a separate word or not?

The ULI-TC is hosting the development of a future Unicode technical note, you may follow and contribute to the discussion on this Github page.