With spaces included in the character count, 1,200 characters equals between 170 and 300 words. Including hyphens and punctuation marks, there are about 250 words in a typical sentence.
The number of words in any given article or essay will vary depending on how many sentences you can include before your reader loses interest. An average page has about 500 words, so a piece of writing that uses all five pages is usually around 1250-6250 words in length.
For most articles that appear in print journals, they are allowed about 2500 words. For those who want to write more than one column for a magazine or journal, that word limit can be a bit constraining. It's possible to write longer pieces if you split up your work into several parts rather than one long article.
Some publications may have their own word limits for certain types of articles. The New York Times Magazine typically includes about 25 minutes of audio or video in its article length guidelines. Although it is possible to write longer pieces if you're willing to risk losing readers.
In general, academic papers range from 5000 to 10,000 words while books often run to 50,000 words or more.
1800 characters with spaces or 1500 characters without spaces equal 250 to 300 words in an English manuscript. Words cannot be split across pages, but lines can be split into half-pages or more (see below).
The number of words in the dictionary is 10688. To this must be added about 500 new words each year. So by the end of any given year you will have exceeded 11000 words.
This is because language is dynamic and it changes over time. New words are constantly being created to reflect our changing environment and our understanding of the world. For example, computer technology has become part of our daily life, so we need words to describe these devices' features and abilities.
Another source of new words is jargon. This is language that has been specially chosen to mean something only to those who use it. For example, doctors use medical terminology that only other doctors understand. Jargon is also used by scientists when they write papers that others will not understand. There are several languages in the world today including English that people have invented their own words for. These include blackboard language, classroom instruction language, and science language just to name a few.
200 characters equates to around 1–4 words. A sentence is normally composed of 15-20 words. Therefore, you could say that there are around 3-6 sentences in 200 characters.
If each word in your text is 5 characters long, a text with 2000 characters will contain 350-400 words. These word counts contain spaces as well. There are about 6 spaces per line, so there are about 420 lines in all.
This is because text files can only hold a certain amount of information before they need to be expanded. So even though you typed a 2000 character message, it won't fit inside that file without breaking up some of those characters first. The most common way to do this is by inserting line breaks:
These are called carriage returns and line feeds, or CR/LF for short. Computers store data in bytes (the basic unit of data storage), not characters. Each byte has 8 bits, which means each byte can represent up to 256 different characters. Since computers use bytes, not characters, to store text they must translate between the two types of notation. This is done by adding a special symbol at the beginning of each line of text. When reading these lines into programs, the computer recognizes this symbol and knows to read in more data from that point on.
So now our message is broken up into several lines, right? Not really. Computer programs read text file by file, so when they reach the end of one file they start reading another.