Character Counter

A simple, accurate character counter – just copy and paste!



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About character counting

Word counting has a long and storied history on the Internet. In fact, simple applications like web-based word counters were among the most prolific and memorable tools of the first generation of cyberspace.

This was a time when word processors such as Microsoft Word still ruled users’ desktops, and web tools such as these lurked quietly in the periphery.

Still, a new generation of Internet nerds, enterprising students and verbal pioneers began relying on such web utilities, and the rest – as they say – is history.

Please enjoy this free, ready-to-use character counter and have a nice day.

Common reasons for using a character counter:

  • Twitter
    Twitter limits to 160 characters. Sure – there’s a built in character counter, but you may be composing your content elsewhere and want a quick length check. Totally understand.
  • School work
    Most schools use words, not characters, as the main benchmark for judging length, but it is possible that character counts might also be helpful in some scenarios.
  • Comparisons
    There are many ways to compare bodies of text. The number of characters may be one of them. Knowing the comparative length of multiple bodies of text might be helpful depending on one’s definition of “helpful.”

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