With TeXcount, you can count the words in your LaTeX documents, either through the
web interface or by downloading
and running it on your own computer.
TeXcount parses the LaTeX code, stripping away macros and options to count only the
actual text. It has rules for most common macros and begin-end groups to help do this
correctly, and you can also add your own rules to help produce the most accurate word
count for your documents.
TeXcount has many features, but the most important one is the ability to produce a
verbose description of how it has interpreted the LaTeX code in the form of a colour
coded print out of the LaTeX code. This allows you to easily see which parts have been counted
and which parts have not.
Other features are:
- distinguishes between text, header, captions and equations;
- produce subcounts, e.g. per section;
- automatically count included files;
- add new macro handling rules;
- support for UTF-8, allowing non-Latin alphabets;
- character count instead of word count, including support for Chinese and Japanese;
- word frequencies, e.g. list of the most common words;
- colour coded output as text or HTML showing how the document was interpreted;
- cumulative counts in the detailed output;
- control of the amount of detail in the summary;
- customise the summary output, e.g. to include in the document;
- can read options from an external option file.
Last modified December 31, 2018.