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RealCount™ is a free service that gives voiceover people the TRUE word count of their scripts, by converting numbers, URLS, statistics, dates, etc, into spoken words.

1469 Words

You've gained 417 words!

(was 1052 unexpanded)

Instructions: Hit Clear, paste your script into the box, then "Update the Count." The count will display just above the box, along with the number of words you’ve gained! Scroll further down for advanced options.

Your Voice-Over Script:

Changes Made:

Check this list of differences to avoid embarassing mistakes in the expansion (it's not perfect), such as "$ 3.21 million" becoming "three dollars and twenty-one cents million". Turn off problematic expansion options or rewrite the original script to avoid glitches like that. Please contact us so we can fix it, if it is a frequent problem.

  • To start - click Clear and paste your script in here, replacing this example.
  • Some examples (and test cases we haven't implemented yet):
  • URLs - Uniform Resource Locators
  • Visit https://user:password@ratingstone.agmsmith.ca/server01/about/
  • for more information or search on www.google.com
  • (https://www.google.ca/search?hl=en-CA&q=Real+Count) for hints/tips or
  • write to the sysop @ agmsrepsys@gmail.com. Get the files from
  • ftp://anonymous:password@example.com/public/ and check the
  • site with a dash www.tpsgc-pwgsc.gc.ca for job listings.
  • Visit https colon slash slash user colon password at ratingstone dot agmsmith dot ca slash server oh one slash about slash
  • for more information or search on double-u double-u double-u dot google dot com
  • (https colon slash slash double-u double-u double-u dot google dot ca slash search question mark hl equals en dash CA ampersand q equals Real plus Count) for hints/tips or
  • write to the sysop @ agmsrepsys at gmail dot com. Get the files from
  • ftp colon slash slash anonymous colon password at example dot com slash public slash and check the
  • site with a dash double-u double-u double-u dot tpsgc dash pwgsc dot gc dot ca for job listings.
  • Note that happy@home doesn't get expanded.
  • Telephone numbers:
  • Give us a call at 1-800-JKLHYDE (1-800-555-4933), or (613) 555 7648,
  • or locally it's 555-7648. 555-1234x432 specifies an extension, as does
  • 1-222-555-1234 ext. 1234 or even ((613) 555-1234 extension 5432). In
  • Give us a call at one-eight hundred-JKLHYDE (one eight hundred five five five four nine three three), or six one three five five five seven six four eight,
  • or locally it's five five five seven six four eight. five five five one two three four extension four three two specifies an extension, as does
  • one two two two five five five one two three four extension one two three four or even (six one three five five five one two three four extension five four three two). In
  • all cases the extension number is read as separate digits. But
  • 9876543210 is just a number (add dashes or spaces to make it a
  • telephone number). 211, 311,… 911 are special cases. We also do
  • metric like 1.800.543.2223x3.
  • nine billion eight hundred seventy six million five hundred forty three thousand two hundred ten is just a number (add dashes or spaces to make it a
  • telephone number). two one one, three one one, … nine one one are special cases. We also do
  • metric like one eight hundred five four three two two two three extension three.
  • Comma Space:
  • Add a space, after commas inside words. This,or that. But doesn't
  • affect the word count. 1,2 since comma is okay without spaces inside
  • Add a space, after commas inside words. This, or that. But doesn't
  • affect the word count. one,two since comma is okay without spaces inside
  • a number.
  • Psalms
  • Optionally (default is off) biblical references to X:Y-Z are expanded
  • Optionally (default is off) biblical references to X:Y Z are expanded
  • to chapter X and verse Y through Z, but only if requested, and
  • "chapter" can be optional too. Well, it actually only looks for
  • numbers (no leading zeroes) around a colon. Some examples found online:
  • Psalms 86:5, King James Version.
  • John 3 : 16 New Revised Standard Version.
  • 1 Cor. 13:4, 15 : 12 - 19.
  • But half of 15:12-09 and none of 15:012-19 due to leading zeroes.
  • Psalms eighty six:five, King James Version.
  • John three : sixteen New Revised Standard Version.
  • one Cor. thirteen:four, fifteen : twelve to nineteen.
  • But half of fifteen:twelve to oh nine and none of fifteen:oh one two to nineteen due to leading zeroes.
  • Dashed - Numbers:
  • From 1920-30 a dash between two numbers becomes "to". Even
  • $1.2 — $2.50 are expanded. A long work day runs from 9 ⸻ 5. But
  • From nineteen twenty to thirty a dash between two numbers becomes "to". Even
  • one point two dollars to two dollars and fifty cents are expanded. A long work day runs from nine to five. But
  • not - between words. We handle all these dashes in case you
  • somehow type them in: - ‐ ‑ ‒ – — ⸺ ⸻ ﹘ ﹣ -
  • At-signs before words.
  • On Facebook @RealCount is #1 in the category! But @ is not expanded
  • At signs before words.
  • On Facebook at sign RealCount is number one in the category! But @ is not expanded
  • with a space after it. Also Needs@ a space before it. Doit@now!
  • should not change. By the way, e-mails like someone@gmail.com are
  • should not change. By the way, e mails like someone at gmail dot com are
  • handled by URL expansion.
  • At-signs before numbers and dollars.
  • 3@$0.75 is a good price. Almost like buying 2 @ 35 cents each. Sell
  • coal@12 1/8.
  • At signs before numbers and dollars.
  • three at seventy five cents is a good price. Almost like buying two at thirty five cents each. Sell
  • coal at twelve one/eight.
  • Percent after a Number:
  • That's a 40-50% savings! 50 % more with a space after it. %x x% aren't
  • numbers. Save 50%each.
  • That's a forty to fifty percent savings! fifty percent more with a space after it. %x x% aren't
  • numbers. Save fifty percent each.
  • # Hashtag:
  • Look for #theanswer where the # is before a word and there is a space
  • Look for hashtag theanswer where the # is before a word and there is a space
  • in front, so middle#hash or just # won't get expanded.
  • # Number:
  • Look for #22 or # 123 where the # is before the number.
  • 99# doesn't expand, same as a#9.
  • Look for number twenty two or number one hundred twenty three where the # is before the number.
  • ninety nine# doesn't expand, same as a#nine.
  • / to per for numbers:
  • Expand a slash to "per", but only if it's got a number at one end
  • (not both; that would be a fraction). He makes 3 door mats/hour.
  • Try some A/B testing. 3 l/100km and 50 miles/gallon. But not 3/4.
  • Eggs @ $2.35 / dozen. Or one egg / $ 0.20. That's 5 eggs/$1.
  • (not both; that would be a fraction). He makes three door mats/hour.
  • Try some A/B testing. three l per one hundred km and fifty miles/gallon. But not three/four.
  • Eggs at two dollars and thirty five cents per dozen. Or one egg per twenty cents. That's five eggs per one dollar.
  • / to per always:
  • Expand a slash to "per" in all remaining situations. Option is off by
  • default. A/B, 9/A, A / 9, 9 / 9, 3/4.
  • default. A/B, nine per A, A per nine, nine / nine, three/four.
  • / to slash always:
  • Expand a slash to "slash" in all remaining situations. This option is
  • off by default. A/B, 9/A, A / 9, 9 / 9, 3/4.
  • off by default. A/B, nine per A, A per nine, nine / nine, three/four.
  • Dollars and cents.
  • Save $1,234.56 on word-costs, @$1.125/word. Fractional
  • dollars like coal @ $ 12.125 are handled too. $.12ea currently doesn't
  • work (rarely seen it in real life, except that one time, use $0.12ea).
  • And $9.99 million needs to be manually fixed up (otherwise we'd need
  • an AI to figure out the context). # $9 leaves # alone. Price set
  • to$4each (adds spaces if needed). Commas every 3 digits $456,789,62.22
  • Save one thousand two hundred thirty four dollars and fifty six cents on word costs, at one point one two five dollars per word. Fractional
  • dollars like coal at twelve point one two five dollars are handled too. $.twelve ea currently doesn't
  • work (rarely seen it in real life, except that one time, use twelve cents ea).
  • And nine dollars and ninety nine cents million needs to be manually fixed up (otherwise we'd need
  • an AI to figure out the context). # nine dollars leaves # alone. Price set
  • to four dollars each (adds spaces if needed). Commas every three digits four hundred fifty six thousand seven hundred eighty nine dollars,sixty two point two two
  • But we don't know what format negative dollars are in; need examples.
  • 4 digit dates:
  • Save on word-costs in 2020, compared to 1990's fees. Much better than
  • in the 1950s! Notice that 50s and other decades aren't handled (yet).
  • Is 1930 a date… or a military time? Also note special wording for first
  • four digit dates:
  • Save on word costs in twenty twenty, compared to nineteen ninety's fees. Much better than
  • in the one thousand nine hundred fifty s! Notice that fifty s and other decades aren't handled (yet).
  • Is nineteen thirty a date… or a military time? Also note special wording for first
  • ten years in a century and millenia:
  • 1000, 1009, 1066, 1803, 1900, 1901, 1920, 2000, 2001, 2009, 2010, 2099.
  • one thousand, one thousand and nine, ten sixty six, eighteen hundred and three, nineteen hundred, nineteen hundred and one, nineteen twenty, two thousand, two thousand and one, two thousand and nine, twenty ten, twenty ninety nine.
  • Leading zero numbers:
  • But call before 2020.12.07 at 6:01 a.m. (that's December 7th, 2020,
  • 0601 military time) or try in the evening at 1930. We're also open
  • from 8a.m. to 7:05pm or 7:15pm on Saturdays. Note that 1201, 4.01 or 2,011
  • isn't expanded since there is a number before the 01 or near it with
  • But call before twenty twenty.twelve point zero seven at six:oh one a.m. (that's December 7th, twenty twenty,
  • oh six oh one military time) or try in the evening at nineteen thirty. We're also open
  • from eight a.m. to seven:oh five pm or seven:fifteen pm on Saturdays. Note that twelve hundred and one, four point zero one or two thousand eleven
  • isn't expanded since there is a number before the oh one or near it with
  • a comma or period in the way.
  • Numbers, commas and minus signs:
  • Only -1,234.56 seconds remain before this offer expires! There's an
  • Only minus one thousand two hundred thirty four point five six seconds remain before this offer expires! There's an
  • option to remove the "and" in long numbers and the - dash between
  • some number words. 1,2,3 should be separate numbers, but +3,456,789
  • is one number (commas only on the 3s) and 34,56,789.0 is just mangled.
  • some number words. one,two,three should be separate numbers, but plus three million four hundred fifty six thousand seven hundred eighty nine
  • is one number (commas only on the three s) and thirty four,fifty six thousand seven hundred eighty nine point zero is just mangled.
  • Dashes between Words:
  • Remove dashes directly between words (no spaces). Voice-over,
  • twentythree, hotdog, hypertext, telephone, football,
  • gamepad, yetmore, cauliflower, theend, finallydone. Though
  • 9⸺pad, yet⸻8, 7﹘6 and so -on- don't get converted (also see dashed
  • Remove dashes directly between words (no spaces). Voice over,
  • twenty three, hot dog, hyper text, tele phone, foot ball,
  • game pad, yet more, cauli flower, the end, finally done. Though
  • nine⸺pad, yet⸻eight, seven to six and so -on- don't get converted (also see dashed
  • numbers).
  • WWW:
  • Changes "www" (surrounded by spaces or punctuation) to
  • double-u double-u double-u. Dashes are persistent, otherwise it's
  • double-u double-u double-u:
  • Changes "double-u double-u double-u" (surrounded by spaces or punctuation) to
  • double u double u double u. Dashes are persistent, otherwise it's
  • a ridiculous word count. Originally (7th or 8th century) the W sound
  • in Germanic was written as "uu" in Latin, which is carved in stone as
  • "vv" thus the W letter shape and why it is also a double U.
  • Yes, this is a cheap way of getting more words, but you do have to say
  • it three times and that takes real time, and that is money. Monetary
  • reasoning in action :-)
  • Ellipsis - not implemented unless someone wants it (probably just for
  • reading extended Tweets), would be "dot dot dot" and so on: Maybe…..
  • try calling us in the evening. ...or not.
  • Metric units dictionary - not implemented unless someone wants it.
  • Our pool heater can heat 3m3 per minute, of water with a density of 1.0 g/cm3, increasing the temperature by 5C with 20,000W of energy (1.3kg/h of natural gas). With 5cm diamater (19.63cm2 cross sectional area), that's a 8km/h flow speed.
  • Our pool heater can heat three m three per minute, of water with a density of one point zero g/cm three, increasing the temperature by five C with twenty thousand W of energy (one point three kg/h of natural gas). With five cm diamater (nineteen point six three cm two cross sectional area), that's a eight km/h flow speed.
  • English units dictionary - not implemented unless someone wants it.
  • The pool heater raises the water temperature by 10-15F, at 20GPM (1.5 hp motor), which uses 150,000 BTU/hour from burning logs. With 2" pipes (32' long), it's flowing at 5 mph.
  • The pool heater raises the water temperature by ten to fifteen F, at twenty GPM (one point five hp motor), which uses one hundred fifty thousand BTU/hour from burning logs. With two" pipes (thirty two' long), it's flowing at five mph.

Expanded Script:

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Word Counts:

# = 7 (-1)
$.twelve = 1 (+1)
%x = 1
- = 9 (-1)
-on- = 1
/ = 5 (-4)
7th = 2
8th = 1
: = 2
:- = 1
@ = 2 (-3)
a = 36 (+2)
a#nine = 1 (+1)
a.m = 2 (+1)
a/b = 3
about = 1 (+1)
action = 1
actually = 1
add = 2
adds = 1
affect = 1
after = 4
agmsmith = 1 (+1)
agmsrepsys = 1 (+1)
ai = 1
all = 4
almost = 1
alone = 1
also = 6
always: = 2
ampersand = 1 (+1)
an = 3
and = 32 (+10)
anonymous = 1 (+1)
are = 7
area = 1
aren't = 2
around = 1
as = 5
at = 19 (+13)
ball = 1 (+1)
be = 5
becomes = 1
before = 8
better = 1
between = 5
biblical = 1
billion = 1 (+1)
both; = 1
btu/hour = 1
burning = 1
but = 12
buying = 1
by = 7
c = 1 (+1)
ca = 4 (+4)
call = 2
calling = 1
can = 2
carved = 1
case = 1
cases = 3
category = 1
cauli = 1 (+1)
cents = 9 (+7)
century = 2
change = 1
changes = 1
chapter = 2
cheap = 1
check = 1
clear = 1
click = 1
cm = 2 (+2)
coal = 2 (+1)
colon = 6 (+5)
com = 4 (+4)
comma = 3
commas = 4
compared = 1
context = 1
converted = 1
cor = 1
costs = 2 (+2)
count = 3 (+1)
cross = 1
currently = 1
dash = 5 (+2)
dashed = 2
dashes = 5
dates: = 1
date… = 1
day = 1
decades = 1
december = 1
default = 3
density = 1
diamater = 1
dictionary = 2
digit = 1
digits = 2
directly = 1
do = 2
does = 1
doesn't = 4
dog = 1 (+1)
doit@now = 1
dollar = 1 (+1)
dollars = 14 (+10)
don't = 2
done = 1 (+1)
door = 1
dot = 15 (+12)
double = 4 (+3)
double-u = 14 (+11)
double-u: = 1 (+1)
dozen = 1
due = 1
e = 1 (+1)
ea = 2 (+2)
each = 3 (+2)
egg = 1
eggs = 2 (+1)
eight = 7 (+7)
eighteen = 1 (+1)
eighty = 4 (+4)
eleven = 1 (+1)
ellipsis = 1
en = 1 (+1)
end = 2 (+1)
energy = 1
english = 1
equals = 2 (+2)
even = 2
evening = 2
every = 1
example = 2 (+1)
examples = 3
except = 1
expand = 4
expanded = 6
expansion = 1
expires = 1
extended = 1
extension = 6 (+3)
f = 1 (+1)
facebook = 1
fees = 1
fifteen = 2 (+2)
fifteen:oh = 1 (+1)
fifteen:twelve = 1 (+1)
fifty = 12 (+12)
figure = 1
files = 1
finally = 1 (+1)
first = 1
five = 34 (+34)
fixed = 1
flow = 1
flower = 1 (+1)
flowing = 1
foot = 1 (+1)
for = 9
format = 1
forty = 2 (+2)
found = 1
four = 18 (+18)
fraction = 1
fractional = 1
from = 5
front = 1
ftp = 1 (+1)
g/cm = 1 (+1)
game = 1 (+1)
gas = 1
gc = 1 (+1)
germanic = 1
get = 4
getting = 1
give = 1
gmail = 2 (+2)
good = 1
google = 2 (+2)
got = 1
gpm = 1 (+1)
half = 1
handle = 1
handled = 3
happy@home = 1
hashtag = 1 (+1)
hashtag: = 1
have = 1
haven't = 1
he = 1
heat = 1
heater = 2
here = 1
hints/tips = 1
hl = 1 (+1)
hot = 1 (+1)
hp = 1
https = 2 (+2)
hundred = 20 (+20)
hundred-jklhyde = 1 (+1)
hyper = 1 (+1)
if = 3
implemented = 4
in = 19
in: = 1
in; = 1
increasing = 1
information = 1
inside = 2
is = 20
isn't = 1
it = 12
it's = 4
james = 1
job = 1
john = 1
just = 4
kg/h = 1 (+1)
king = 1
km = 1 (+1)
km/h = 1 (+1)
know = 1
l = 1 (+1)
latin = 1
leading = 3
leaves = 1
letter = 1
life = 1
like = 4
listings = 1
locally = 1
locators = 1
logs = 1
long = 3
look = 2
looks = 1
m = 1 (+1)
mails = 1 (+1)
make = 1
makes = 1
mangled = 1
manually = 1
mark = 1 (+1)
mats/hour = 1
maybe… = 1
metric = 2
middle#hash = 1
miles/gallon = 1
military = 2
millenia: = 1
million = 3 (+2)
minus = 2 (+1)
minute = 1
monetary = 1
money = 1
more = 4 (+1)
motor = 1
mph = 1
much = 1
natural = 1
near = 1
need = 2
needed = 1
needs = 1
needs@ = 1
negative = 1
new = 1
nine = 23 (+23)
nine# = 1 (+1)
nineteen = 10 (+10)
ninety = 3 (+3)
ninety's = 1 (+1)
nine⸺pad = 1 (+1)
no = 2
none = 1
not = 9
note = 3
notice = 1
number = 12 (+3)
number: = 2
numbers = 8
numbers: = 4
of = 7
off = 3
offer = 1
oh = 5 (+5)
okay = 1
on = 6
on: = 1
one = 48 (+44)
one-eight = 1 (+1)
one/eight = 1 (+1)
online: = 1
only = 5
open = 1
option = 3
optional = 1
optionally = 1
or = 19
originally = 1
other = 1
otherwise = 2
our = 1
out = 1
over = 1 (+1)
pad = 1 (+1)
password = 2 (+2)
paste = 1
per = 14 (+9)
percent = 4 (+3)
period = 1
persistent = 1
phone = 1 (+1)
pipes = 1
plus = 2 (+2)
pm = 2 (+2)
point = 12 (+12)
pool = 2
price = 2
probably = 1
psalms = 2
public = 1 (+1)
punctuation = 1
pwgsc = 1 (+1)
q = 1 (+1)
question = 1 (+1)
raises = 1
rarely = 1
ratingstone = 1 (+1)
read = 1
reading = 1
real = 3 (+1)
realcount = 1 (+1)
reasoning = 1
references = 1
remain = 1
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remove = 2
replacing = 1
requested = 1
resource = 1
revised = 1
ridiculous = 1
runs = 1
s = 3 (+3)
same = 1
saturdays = 1
save = 3
savings = 1
say = 1
script = 1
search = 2 (+1)
seconds = 1
sectional = 1
see = 1
seen = 1
sell = 1
separate = 2
server = 1 (+1)
set = 1
seven = 7 (+7)
seven:fifteen = 1 (+1)
seven:oh = 1 (+1)
seventy = 2 (+2)
shape = 1
should = 2
sign = 1 (+1)
signs = 2 (+2)
signs: = 1
since = 2
site = 1
situations = 2
six = 14 (+14)
six:five = 1 (+1)
six:oh = 1 (+1)
sixteen = 1 (+1)
sixty = 2 (+2)
slash = 17 (+12)
so = 3
some = 4
somehow = 1
someone = 4 (+1)
sound = 1
space = 5
space: = 1
spaces = 5
special = 2
specifies = 1
speed = 1
standard = 1
start = 1
stone = 1
surrounded = 1
sysop = 1
takes = 1
tele = 1 (+1)
telephone = 2
temperature = 2
ten = 5 (+4)
test = 1
testing = 1
text = 1 (+1)
than = 1
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that's = 4
the = 25 (+1)
theanswer = 1 (+1)
them = 1
there = 2
there's = 1
these = 1
thirteen:four = 1 (+1)
thirty = 9 (+9)
this = 5
though = 1
thousand = 15 (+15)
three = 32 (+31)
three/four = 3 (+3)
through = 1
thus = 1
time = 4
times = 1
to = 30 (+10)
too = 2
tpsgc = 1 (+1)
try = 3
tweets = 1
twelve = 5 (+5)
twenty = 15 (+15)
twenty.twelve = 1 (+1)
two = 36 (+35)
two' = 1 (+1)
type = 1
u = 4 (+3)
uniform = 1
units = 2
unless = 3
up = 1
url = 1
urls = 1
us = 2
use = 1
user = 1 (+1)
uses = 1
uu = 1
verse = 1
version = 2
visit = 1
voice = 1 (+1)
vv = 1
w = 3 (+1)
wants = 3
was = 1
water = 2
way = 3
we = 4
we'd = 1
we're = 1
well = 1
what = 1
where = 2
which = 2
why = 1
with = 8
without = 1
won't = 1
word = 6 (+3)
wording = 1
words = 6
words: = 1
work = 2
would = 2
write = 1
written = 1
x = 1
x% = 1
x:y = 1 (+1)
y = 1
years = 1
yes = 1
yet = 2 (+1)
yet): = 1
yet⸻eight = 1 (+1)
you = 2
your = 1
z = 2 (+1)
zero = 5 (+4)
zeroes = 2
‐ = 1
‑ = 1
‒ = 1
– = 1
— = 1 (-1)
… = 1
⸺ = 1
⸻ = 1 (-1)
﹘ = 1
﹣ = 1
- = 1
#1 = 0 (-1)
#22 = 0 (-1)
#theanswer = 0 (-1)
$ = 0 (-2)
$.12ea = 0 (-1)
$0.12ea = 0 (-1)
$1,234.56 = 0 (-1)
$1.2 = 0 (-1)
$2.35 = 0 (-1)
$2.50 = 0 (-1)
$456,789,62.22 = 0 (-1)
$9 = 0 (-1)
$9.99 = 0 (-1)
% = 0 (-1)
+3,456,789 = 0 (-1)
-1,234.56 = 0 (-1)
0.20 = 0 (-1)
01 = 0 (-1)
0601 = 0 (-1)
1 = 0 (-1)
1,2 = 0 (-1)
1,2,3 = 0 (-1)
1-222-555-1234 = 0 (-1)
1-800-555-4933 = 0 (-1)
1-800-jklhyde = 0 (-1)
1.0 = 0 (-1)
1.3kg/h = 0 (-1)
1.5 = 0 (-1)
1.800.543.2223x3 = 0 (-1)
1/8 = 0 (-1)
10-15f = 0 (-1)
1000 = 0 (-1)
1009 = 0 (-1)
1066 = 0 (-1)
12 = 0 (-1)
12.125 = 0 (-1)
1201 = 0 (-1)
123 = 0 (-1)
1234 = 0 (-1)
13:4 = 0 (-1)
15 = 0 (-1)
150,000 = 0 (-1)
15:012-19 = 0 (-1)
15:12-09 = 0 (-1)
16 = 0 (-1)
1803 = 0 (-1)
19 = 0 (-1)
19.63cm2 = 0 (-1)
1900 = 0 (-1)
1901 = 0 (-1)
1920 = 0 (-1)
1920-30 = 0 (-1)
1930 = 0 (-2)
1950s = 0 (-1)
1990's = 0 (-1)
2 = 0 (-2)
2,011 = 0 (-1)
20,000w = 0 (-1)
2000 = 0 (-1)
2001 = 0 (-1)
2009 = 0 (-1)
2010 = 0 (-1)
2020 = 0 (-2)
2020.12.07 = 0 (-1)
2099 = 0 (-1)
20gpm = 0 (-1)
211 = 0 (-1)
3 = 0 (-4)
3/4 = 0 (-3)
311 = 0 (-1)
32' = 0 (-1)
34,56,789.0 = 0 (-1)
35 = 0 (-1)
3@$0.75 = 0 (-1)
3m3 = 0 (-1)
3s = 0 (-1)
4 = 0 (-1)
4.01 = 0 (-1)
40-50% = 0 (-1)
5 = 0 (-3)
50 = 0 (-2)
50%each = 0 (-1)
50s = 0 (-1)
5432 = 0 (-1)
555 = 0 (-1)
555-1234 = 0 (-1)
555-1234x432 = 0 (-1)
555-7648 = 0 (-1)
5c = 0 (-1)
5cm = 0 (-1)
613 = 0 (-2)
6:01 = 0 (-1)
7648 = 0 (-1)
7:05pm = 0 (-1)
7:15pm = 0 (-1)
7﹘6 = 0 (-1)
86:5 = 0 (-1)
8a.m = 0 (-1)
8km/h = 0 (-1)
9 = 0 (-7)
9/a = 0 (-2)
911 = 0 (-1)
9876543210 = 0 (-1)
99# = 0 (-1)
9⸺pad = 0 (-1)
@$1.125/word = 0 (-1)
@realcount = 0 (-1)
a#9 = 0 (-1)
agmsrepsys@gmail.com = 0 (-1)
at-signs = 0 (-2)
cauli﹘flower = 0 (-1)
coal@12 = 0 (-1)
e-mails = 0 (-1)
eggs/$1 = 0 (-1)
ext = 0 (-1)
finally-done = 0 (-1)
foot—ball = 0 (-1)
ftp://anonymous:password@example.com/public/ = 0 (-1)
g/cm3 = 0 (-1)
game⸺pad = 0 (-1)
hot‑dog = 0 (-1)
https://user:password@ratingstone.agmsmith.ca/server01/about/ = 0 (-1)
https://www.google.ca/search?hl=en-ca&q=real+count = 0 (-1)
hyper‒text = 0 (-1)
l/100km = 0 (-1)
someone@gmail.com = 0 (-1)
tele–phone = 0 (-1)
the﹣end = 0 (-1)
to$4each = 0 (-1)
twenty‐three = 0 (-1)
voice-over = 0 (-1)
word-costs = 0 (-2)
www = 0 (-1)
www.google.com = 0 (-1)
www.tpsgc-pwgsc.gc.ca = 0 (-1)
www: = 0 (-1)
x:y-z = 0 (-1)
yet⸻8 = 0 (-1)
yet⸻more = 0 (-1)

 

Expansion Options:

The defaults are pretty good, but you may have to turn off ones that are causing problems. Or turn on rare ones, such as handling Psalms or making all "/" characters into "slash". Note that they are processed in the order given here (make the window narrower to see it in a single column).

Adds words "dot", "slash", "at" and "colon" for the separators in a web site address or FTP server URL or e-mail. Needs two or more characters for each part of the URL (so p.m. doesn't become "p dot m.", and the first part can't start with a digit (otherwise 23.45 becomes 23 dot 45). See elsewhere for the option to expand www to double-u's. So apple.com / http://www.google.com/ / agmsrepsys@gmail.com becomes: apple dot com / http colon slash slash www dot google dot com slash / agmsrepsys at gmail dot com

Long distance numbers start with 1 like 1 (800) 234 5678 or 1-800-234-5678 become: one eight hundred two three four five six seven eight. Also does 10 digit and local 7 digit numbers with dashes or spaces separating the parts, or metric ones where only periods do the separation: 765-4321 becomes: seven six five four three two one. Use "x", "ext." or the full word for extensions. 911 is also done here as a special case.

Says "area code" before the area code portion of a telephone number. 1 (800) 234-5678 becomes: one area code eight hundred two three four five six seven eight.

Says "telephone number" before the local portion of a telephone number. Shortened to just "number" if there is an area code too. 800-234-5678 becomes: eight hundred number two three four five six seven eight.

Add a space after a comma, when it isn't inside a number. It won't change the word count, but makes things look nicer. "This,or that" becomes: "This, or that"

Numbers around colons are expanded to chapter and verse. The verse can be a dashed range too. John 3:16 becomes John chapter 3, verse 16. 1 Cor. 13:4 and 15:12-19 becomes 1 Cor. chapter 13 verse 4 and chapter 15, verses 12 through 19.

Turn on for John 3:16 becomes John chapter 3, verse 16. Turn off to simplify it as John 3, verse 16.

The dash between numbers or dollar amounts is expanded to the word "to". $12.3 - $ 14 becomes $12.3 to $ 14. 1931-35 or even 1931 - 35 becomes: 1931 to 35

An @ with a space in front and a letter immediately afterwards becomes "at-sign". @Twitter becomes: at-sign Twitter

An @ with a number or dollar sign somewhere afterwards becomes "at". Stock@$9.25 becomes: Stock at $9.25

A % sign somewhere after a number is expanded to the word "percent". 12% becomes: 12 percent

A # sign with a space before and a letter immediately afterwards expands to "hashtag". #RealWordCount becomes: hashtag RealWordCount

A # sign with a space before and a digit somewhere afterwards expands to "number". #3 becomes: number 3

The slash with a number or dollars on just one end is expanded to the word "per". Both ends not done - would be a fraction. $3/dozen or even $3 / dozen becomes: $3 per dozen

All remaining / are expanded to the word "per". A/B becomes: A per B

All remaining / are expanded to the word "slash". A/B becomes: A slash B

Adjacent words containing only letters separated by a hyphen (to avoid clobbering minus signs and dashes) have the hyphen removed. Note that there is a separate dash option for numbers converted to words. voice-over becomes: voice over

$ 123,456.78 becomes: one hundred and twenty-three thousand four hundred and fifty-six dollars and seventy-eight cents

4 digit numbers (surrounded by spaces or followed by punctuation), 1000 up to 2999, like 1931, become: nineteen thirty-one

Pure digit numbers (no commas or periods) starting with 0 get read out as individual digits. So 8:05 becomes 8:zero five

Change Expand Leading Zeroes to use "oh" instead of "zero". So 8:05 becomes 8:oh five

Numbers are expanded into words. Note that the numbers can be anywhere, even inside a word, so X15 or 9a become X fifteen or nine a. Though if it's followed by "st", "nd", "rd" or "th" then it won't be expanded (avoids 22nd -> twenty twond). A leading + or - becomes "plus" or "minus". Numbers can have commas and decimal points, such as 123,456.78 which becomes: one hundred and twenty-three thousand four hundred and fifty-six point seven eight.

When expanding plain numbers and dollars, use the word "and" as in "one hundred and one". More modern voice-over style is to not say the "and", so this is turned off by default. However, it always says the "and" between dollars and cents.

When expanding plain numbers and dollars, use the - dash between some words, as in "twenty-one". Since that makes it count as one word rather than two, this option is turned off by default.

Change all occurances of www to double-u double-u double-u.


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