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Calculate the length of your string of text or numbers to check the number
of characters it contains! Using our online character counting tool is
quick and easy! This tool is great for computer programmers, web
developers, writers, and other programmers.
To learn more about character counting and calculating the length of your
strings, keep on reading below.
To a computer, a character is a single unit of information. To humans, a
character can be thought of as the smallest form of a computer’s writing
system. Even the smallest units of a sentence or string of text or numbers
is counted as a character. Characters include:
For example, in the following string of text, there are 74 instances that
match the above classifications of a character, so the length of this
string of text would be 74 characters:
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Feel free to test the string length calculator with this string of text!
In various professions, it can be helpful to analyze the number of
characters in a string of text or words. While word count is a popular
metric for writers, character count is becoming an important metric today
online and for computing purposes.
For example, many people are familiar with character limits when
interacting with the Internet, such as the former 140 and now 280 character
limit that Twitter has put in place for tweets posted on its platform. Due
to the writing being sent and received over technology, characters are more
important to track than words.
Additionally, when working with website development or search engine
optimization, the number of characters in various sections of your website
can have an impact on the functionality and ranking ability of your site.
In computer programming, characters are pieced together to form strings,
which are data types that are often implemented into bytes of data that can
be read by computers. With online activity and the use of Internet
platforms expanding, character counting tools can be used more and more to
manage computer programs and web applications effectively,
Our character counter is a great tool for quickly retrieving the length of
your string of text or numbers. To use the tool, enter your text that you
would like calculated for character length and then press “Calculate!“
The number of characters in your string of text or letters will show up
below the “Calculate“ button.
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