Wordle is a toy for generating “word clouds” from text that you provide. The clouds give greater prominence to words that appear more frequently in the source text. You can tweak your clouds with different fonts, layouts, and color schemes. The images you create with Wordle are yours to use however you like. You can print them out, or save them to the Wordle gallery to share with your friends.
Abraham Lincoln Class Wordles


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Phrases - you can now specify a phrase by using tilde (~) as a connector. For example, San~Francisco. Tilde is supported if you use the "enter text" or the "load file" methods, but not the "load webpage" method.
Punctuations and Numbers - I added this opt-in feature and I briefly mentioned it in the previous blog post. You have pretty fine control over what punctuation marks to skip or to keep (e.g. skip punctuations except "./:@" to preserve URLs and email addresses).
Remove common words - also known as "stop words", enabled by default (option to turn it off).
Combine related words - also known as stemming. Stemming is turned on by default, but users can turn it off.
Combine identical words - by default, no word appears more than once, but instead their sizes reflect the frequencies of their occurrences. However, if the "combine identical words" feature is turned off, each occurrence of the same word will show up once. This doesn't sound very exciting until you combine it with the next feature...
User-specified frequencies - you can now specify the frequency of individual words using the "frequency modifier" feature. What you do is to write the word in this format: Word:Frequency. For example: "New~York:8363710 Los~Angeles:3833995". The frequency must be an integer number at least 1 and at most 999,999,999. If you are concerned over conflict with existing punctuation, you can change the frequency modifier to something else (for example, "::" or ":=").
With all these flexibilities, what you can do is up to your imagination. For example, try "Happy~Birthday!:5 Love Love Love ... (150 times)" with the "combine identical words" option turned off, the "punctuations" option turned on...