31702Comparative word counts
- Jul 31, 2006Someone has contacted me (and probably some of you) to find out if
there's any typical ratio that can be used as a rule of thumb for
estimating the probable word count in a Czech-to-English translation
and an English-to-Czech translation.
Does anybody know of something like that? All I could tell her was
that my English usually comes out about 25 percent shorter than the
original Czech, IF the Czech formality level is inappropriate for
Does anybody have any generally accepted numbers?
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