Subtitle Character Counter
A web page for counting the number of Japanese characters in subtitle files.
- Works with multiple files at once
- Works with pretty much any format
- Works on desktop and mobile
- Doesn’t count alphanumeric characters or punctuation
- Removes characters within parenthesis (usually in subtitles this text is furigana or accessibility text)
- Doesn’t remove characters within parenthesis if there’s an odd number of parenthesis, so fucked up subtitle files should still work-ish
How To Use
Go to the Subtitle Character Counter page and drag one or more subtitle files onto the page.
This is meant to count the number of Japanese characters in subtitle files so language learners can more easily and accurately log how many characters they’ve consumed. The benefit over mpv + a texthooker is that you can just log everything at once after you’ve finished a show, rather than adding up the characters from each episode. Additionally, this allows people who watch without a texthooker (for example, animebook) to log exact character counts.
This was designed as a one-page app, so you can simply right click the page and click “Save Page As”.