[OS X TeX] Re: counting words in 2010

Daniel Becker d.becker at jpberlin.de
Fri Oct 29 08:15:37 CEST 2010

On 29.10.2010, at 06:11, C.H.E. wrote:
> Command-line tool texcount is great for this. I use the -sum flag, like 
> texcount -sum foo.tex
> and I'm happy with the results. However, I don't honestly know whether it is
> subject to the complaint you have with detex.

I am using two engines for wordcounting that are based on texcount. They are shipped out with TeXShop, see


Ramon wrote AppleScripts: http://www2.hawaii.edu/~ramonf/TeXShop/index.html

For me, texcount seems to the most accurate of the tools available. And it is actively developed. 
has 2.3alpha, MacTeX 2010 comes with 2.2


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