[NTG-context] PDF document statistics (character count incl. spaces)?

Idris Samawi Hamid ادريس سماوي حامد ishamid at colostate.edu
Sun Feb 1 22:32:11 CET 2015

On Sun, 01 Feb 2015 14:12:54 -0700, Wolfgang Schuster  
<schuster.wolfgang at gmail.com> wrote:

> \setupspellchecking[state=start,method=2]
> \starttext
> \input knuth
> \stoptext

Slightly off-topic: Just as Wolfgang's reply came in I was setting up a  
new version of


Editor-based spell-checkers are usually not very useful (although some  
LaTeX-centric editors are pretty good at it.) I never knew about  
\setupspellchecking before now. Perhaps it could evolve into something  
very useful.

Part of spell-checking involves getting uppercase vs lowercase right. I  
see that the .words output of \setupspellchecking ignores case, and treats  
'-' (the simple dash) as a word separator. I'd like to see this evolve  
into something more precise.

> words shorter than four letters aren’t taken into account.

I get *some* words shorter than four letters in the output, so there must  
be some other logic going on...

Thanks for pointing out this utility, Wolfgang, and

Best wishes
Idris Samawi Hamid
Professor of Philosophy
Colorado State University
Fort Collins, CO 80523

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