Enter the character assignment and the text in the text field below and the value (digital root) of the text will be calculated. It is possible to take also numbers in the text into account or to leave them out and to hide the entire calculation and only show the final result. When the final option is checked, additionally the word values of all words will be counted separately (separated by a space or a new line).
The word (or letter) value, also known as digital root, is a well known geocaching method to turn words or characters into numbers. A value is assigned to each character and those values are summed and sometimes summed again to end up with only one digit, the latter is sometime called the row sum method or digital root. There are multiple ways to assign values to characters, the default assignment is A=1, B=2, C=3, ..., Z=26. Sometimes this will be turned around, where A=26 and Z=1. It is also possible to use the letter - number assignment as used on telephones and much more.