March 14, 2012

How to count # words in a textarea

Question by Yuliang Han

I am wondering whether there is any javascript and PHP code to count number of words which are encoded in unicode.

Answer by Starx

Picked out from the’s manual

function str_word_count_utf8($str) {
  return count(preg_split('~[^p{L}p{N}']+~u',$str));

As it is quoted

If the pattern contains utf-8, utf8_encode() the pattern,
as it is expected to be valid utf-8 (using the u modifier).

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