Hi there, my name is Coen. I’m not a programmer. I am a graphic designer. I want to know if someone can give me some advice on the following;
Problem: I want to know how many different characters there are in a certain text. Including punctuations, numbers, spaces etc. I need some sort of input field and output field. The output field has to be in alphabetical order. Also characters need to be separated in upper and lowercase. At first I want to be able to set this up so that it’s available online. If all goes well I want to be able to make this available as a program for Mac/PC/Android and iOs. (but that’s probably for later concern).
What I also want to achieve is to make the user able of certain restrictions; for instance, I have a box full of letter stamps. I know how many pieces of each character I have in the box. When I use the tool to count my characters in a certain piece of text, I want see directly if I’m short of certain characters and how many characters of a certain glyph I have left in my box.
Advice: Can someone give me a hint in what direction I need to go in choosing a programming language to get this done? I’m totally new to programming and don’t know anything about code, making programs, apps, queries, data bases etc etc. What I can do is set up a simple website where I can test things out.
Thank you in advance and if there are any questions, just ask.