This is how to count the number of characters on Ondoku! What are the punctuation marks? English is? What about Chinese? How do you count?
Aug. 14, 2023
When characters are read aloud with Ondoku, the number of characters is counted and the number of characters that can be read aloud is measured.
- The number of downloads and
- Measure how many minutes the characters were read out, etc.
How many characters did you read aloud? Is counted, and the number of remaining characters that can be read aloud is determined.
- Non-member: 1000 characters / month
- Free membership: 5000 characters / month
- Basic plan: 200,000 characters / month
- Value plan: 450,000 characters / month
- Premium plan: 1 million characters / month
Is the number of characters that can be read aloud.
Since the number of characters that can be read aloud in a month is fixed, how the number of characters is counted is very important, isn't it?
- Do you count punctuation?
- How do you count in the case of alphabets such as English?
- How do you count in Chinese?
- Do SSML tags count?
Etc. will be explained in this article.
Count the number of characters in the Ondoku text box
Counting the number of characters is very difficult visually.
If you count each character by hand, your eyes may slip and you may not know how much you have counted.
The number of characters used in Ondoku is severe, so I want to count it firmly! You.
Ondoku makes it easy to count the number of characters.
Enter characters in the Ondoku text box.
Then, "Number of characters: XX characters" is displayed at the bottom right.
This is the number of characters that Ondoku counts when you press the "read button".
(If you are using SSML tags, this is not the number of characters)
Q1. Do you count punctuation marks?
→ A. Yes, I do.
When reading sentences without punctuation marks on Ondoku, there is no time or breathing, and they are read aloud at once.
Long sentences without punctuation tend to be a little harsh to hear.
If you read aloud with punctuation marks, the intonation will change, such as a slight gap at "," and the rise and fall of the ending at ".".
Punctuation is an important symbol when reading aloud sentences.
Therefore, each punctuation mark counts the number of characters as "1 character".
Q2. How do you count alphabets such as English?
→ A. Each alphabet is counted as one character.
What happens to the count of English characters?
In English-speaking countries, when counting characters, it is often counted by the number of words.
This is a pen.
If there is a sentence, it will be counted as 4 words in English-speaking countries.
Therefore, it is easy to think that Ondoku is the same as this method, but the method of counting the number of characters in Ondoku is different.
Ondoku's English counting method counts alphabets and spaces as a single character.
This is a pen.
In the case of, it will be 14 characters.
this is a pen.
Since it is 8 characters, the count amount of the number of characters tends to increase in English.
In the case of alphabets such as English, the amount of characters used increases compared to Japanese, so it is recommended to use a plan with a large number of characters.
Q3. How do you count in Chinese?
→ A. One character is counted as one character as it is.
On the contrary, in the case of Chinese, the number of characters consumed tends to decrease.
This is because many Chinese characters make sense with a small number of characters.
For example, this is a pen in Chinese
This is a brush.
This is a brush.
In the case of, the character count is 6 characters.
Since sentences are composed with fewer characters than in Japanese, the number of characters used when reading aloud in Ondoku tends to be less than expected.
Q4. Do SSML tags count?
→ A. Some commonly used tags do not count the number of characters. However, some are counted.
Some people use SSML if they want to create their own questions or incorporate sentence breaks and splits.
There are many types of SSML tags, but <speak> and <break time> are the most used tags.
- <speak> </ speak>
- <break time> </ break time>
Only these two tags do not count the number of characters.
However, other SSML counts alphabets and symbols as one character.
Understand the counting method and use it well
Character counting is really important when using Ondoku.
You can use Ondoku more efficiently by understanding the character count and making good use of it.
In addition, the number of characters in Ondoku will be updated after one month.
By knowing the update timing, you can use Ondoku without waste.
Please refer to this article as well.
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