Before you can budget your project, you need to know how many words are to be translated. Don’t rely on your word processor for counting words, as it will count everything, including HTML tags. Instead, use a software application that counts only the text between the tags. One widely used tool is WebBudget (you can download a free version at www.webbudget.com). WebBudget analyzes the HTML page by parsing out only the text to be translated, and then counting that text.
Although nearly any word processing application can give you a word count, WebBudget is designed specifically for the requirements of translators and translation vendors. It parses out all the words in HTML documents that do not need translating—such ...