Counting letters

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Mark Futato | Forum Activity | Posted: Fri, Apr 16 2010 2:31 PM

I have a colleague who wants to count the letters of a given NT book in Greek. Can L4 do this?

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Kevin Becker | Forum Activity | Replied: Fri, Apr 16 2010 2:54 PM

I don't think so, but I could be wrong...

However, if I wanted to do this I would make a custom Copy Bible Verses style to copy the book's text into Word without verse numbers etc. Then, I would use the Find and Replace to delete all punctuation marks. Finally I would use Word's Word count (which has a Characters count) to determine the number. This would give me an accurate count unless iota subscripts need to be counted as characters (Word doesn't consider them to be letters).

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TCBlack | Forum Activity | Replied: Fri, Apr 16 2010 2:58 PM

Mark,

I'm afraid I do not know of any way that L4 can do this.

EDIT: good work around Kevin.

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Mark Futato | Forum Activity | Replied: Fri, Apr 16 2010 3:14 PM

Thanks. This works quite easily.

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