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Japanese word count is really wrong. #6475

a4jp-com opened this Issue Jan 19, 2017 · 2 comments


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a4jp-com commented Jan 19, 2017

What did you expect to happen?

I would get an accurate word count.

What happened instead?

I got a word count that is really wrong. Way too low. It says there are only 21 words on the page.

How can we reproduce this behavior?

Copy some Japanese text from my site if you need it for testing.

Can you provide a link to a page which shows this issue?

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  • WordPress version: 4.7.1
  • Yoast SEO version: 4.1

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terw-dan commented Jan 19, 2017

Thanks for reporting this issue.

I'll close this issue in favor of Yoast/YoastSEO.js#761. The word count is something we need to fix in YoastSEO.js. Please feel free to comment to that issue if you have any additional information.

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a4jp-com commented Jan 19, 2017

Thank you so much for the super fast reply.

The English word count looks pretty good. Maybe it is just difficult because there aren't usually any spaces in Japanese. I can also test anything that is made for Japanese pages if you like. I've been living in Japan for 16 years and can read and write the language ;).

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