I wrote a short script to do a word count in TextEdit, and I found a curious bug. (I know there are existing applications out there. I was trying to update the AppleScript included with NanoCount to be simpler and work with Leopard and learn AppleScript while I was at it.) I'd like someone to tell me if there's something I'm missing, or if this is just something I need to send into a bug report. The basic structure of the AppleScript looked like this: Code: if application "TextEdit" is running then tell application "TextEdit" count words of the front document end tell end if There are a couple of syntax variations that work just as well, but this one gets the job done. Unless I have a number followed immediately by a period or a comma. This sentence will count as 9 words: I have turned 10 and the day is glorious. And so will this one: I have turned ten, and the day is glorious. But this one will count as 4 (it stops counting words when it gets to 10, ) Today I turned 10, and the day is glorious. (Please ignore the lameness of my example sentences.) A number by itself doesn't disrupt the counting, and other punctuation like a semicolon or exclamation point doesn't cause the odd behavior. Has anyone seen anything like this before? Is there a good workaround other than handing the work off to a unix command and returning the results? I just found this behavior totally bizarre.