wc.vim : Manuscript word counter - Strunk & White style
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|Provides word count for manuscripts (essay or story documents), compliant with standard author rules (such as Strunk & White style lexicon for English grammar).
Standard word count utilities (like unix 'wc') do not provide an accurate count because they count breaks between words. In fiction writing, some sentences--like this one--have more words than breaks between words..
To use, install and type :WC
Line ranges are supported.
To count the lines of a particular section of a document, insert a new line with 8 dashes, and the count will stop at that line.
The word count also ignores the common author mark for section breaks using asterisk as shown below.
* * *
This script is based on the sed 'wc' example provided in the GNU info pages; the algorithm replaces each whitespace seperated word by a single character and then counts the length of the string.
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Use with :WC command.
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