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Javascript Word Counter

Say you have a <textarea> and you want to retrieve info about the number of:

  • Characters (total)
  • Characters (no spaces)
  • Words
  • lines

  • function wordCount( val ){
     var wom = val.match(/\S+/g);
     return {
     charactersNoSpaces : val.replace(/\s+/g, '').length,
     characters : val.length,
     words : wom ? wom.length : 0,
     lines : val.split(/\r*\n/).length
    wordCount( someMultilineText ).words; // (Number of words)


    charactersNoSpaces : 17,
    characters : 17,
    words : 17,
    lines : 1.


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