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How words are counted

in different countries


Text count standards may differ across countries. Please take a look at the useful information we’ve put together for you about text count standards in 15 different countries.

United Kingdom flag

United Kingdom

Per 1000 words of source text.

Germany flag image

Germany

Per 1000 words of source text.

belgium-flag

Belgium

Per line of 60 keystrokes.

Italy flag image

Italy

Per 25 lines of 60 characters (1,500 characters per standard page).

United States flag

USA

Per word of source text.

France flag image

France

Per word of target text. But: In Information Technology (localization) — per word of source text.

japan-flag

Japan

Per byte of source text.

czech-republic-flag

Czech Republic

Per standard page (1800 strokes).

bulgaria-flag

Bulgaria

For 1800 characters per page — 60 characters per row X 30 rows per page.

portugal-flag

Portugal

1800 characters per page, 30 lines per page, 60 characters per line = ±8-10 words.

mexico-flag

Mexico

Per page.

chile-flag

Chile

For 250 words (page).

poland-flag

Poland

Per translated word.

croatia-flag

Croatia

For 1800 keystrokes, including spaces, commas, etc. of the target text. 1600 kяeystrokes for a difficult technical text or 1125 for a sworn translation.

latvia-flag

Latvia

Per page.

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