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

Jörg Weger joerg73.muc at googlemail.com
Mon Feb 2 23:39:26 CET 2015


So I hope you might get bored once in a while before I have to write my 
bachelor thesis :)

Greetings Jörg

On 02.02.2015 00:56, Hans Hagen wrote:
> On 2/1/2015 10:06 PM, Jörg Weger wrote:
>> Is the character count “wc --char <textfile>” returns with or without
>> blank spaces? (Which is important for me.) “man wc” doesn’t talk about
>> that.
>>
>> I had hoped there was a better way than to edit the result of
>> “pdftotext” in my text editor or in libreoffice writer (deleting
>> unnecessary carriage returns and spaces by searching for regular
>> expressions) which are able to do the count I need. In fact I had hoped
>> that ConTeXt was able to count the characters and spaces it renders to
>> PDF (is that theoretically possible?) …
>
> it's not too hard so maybe when i'm bored or see a good reason ..
>
> Hans
>
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