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I'm about to make a translator site where people can order a translator to translate their documents. From the site people are able to upload their file then it would be connected to a translator/member of the site. The problem is how I make an application that count the price from the document.


The most common way to rate the translation price is per word. So I need to know how many words in the document that a customer's uploaded. I thought there must be possible to count words from text file such as a word document. However, I couldn't find any way to get exact amount of a ms word 2003 document (.doc). I've found a way to count .docx, but not .doc. And there will be more files such as PDF, or rtf.


I've seen another method which only count the file size, but I don't think it would give the same result for different document format. Or it is?

The simple way I could think is to ask the visitors to copy/paste their text on a textarea, but I don't think this is the best way.


Would someone gives me an advice how can I solve this?




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