Word count vs character count for automated excerpts: Feedback wanted
Hi everyone. I was hoping to get some feedback from some l18n folks about the following ticket: http://trac.buddypress.org/ticket/1222#comment:3
Short version: BP creates excerpts in a few places by chopping a piece of text to a certain number of words, where words are understood to be delineated by spaces. The problem is that this does not work for languages that don’t use spaces between words, so excerpts in those languages end up being really long. Is it better practice to use a character count (but still only to break on spaces/punctuation so that alphabetical words don’t get cut off)?
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