Word count broken for Hebrew text


  • I use Live Writer for several blogs I write, some in English, some in Hebrew. While the Word Count feature works fine for English text, it's completely broken for non-Latin characters in Hebrew text, where it counts every character as a separate word - two 4-letter words count as 8 words. This, naturally, makes the word-count somewhat useless.

    I don't know how the word-count is performed internally, but it should be relatively to use the Unicode information to distinguish between Letters, regardless of script, and non-letter whitespace which signifies a new word starting.

       Avner Kashtan
    Wednesday, May 12, 2010 8:04 PM

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  • Thanks for exposing this bug- you might want to cross post this to the developers.

    URL to Windows Live Writer developer forum:

    I hope this helps...


    Thursday, May 13, 2010 3:26 AM