Should I install any plugins or there is build-in way to see the text length? Length in the status line gives me the byte size, not char count.

  • The length value in my notepad++ is definitely character count. Typing1234567890 gives length:10, lines:1. EDIT: Ah, I see it's also counting white space and new lines in that count. – Darren Jan 17 '17 at 9:08
  • Yes, spaces is what makes the difference between byte size and char count. It cannot be UTF-8 encoding. Gland to see sombody realizing that whitespace is not a character. Trying the digits proves everything. – Little Alien Jan 17 '17 at 16:59

If you double click around 'Length' in status bar, this window will pop up: enter image description here

I hope it is what you looking for.

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  • Also, I was looking for a way to find the length of selected characters. The solution is in the same place. Just make a selection and look at "Sel:" in the summary box or at the bottom of the main window in the status bar – Chris Sprague Sep 10 '18 at 11:43

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