Read more inside the recent posts section not showing
I've written a post, I've set a "more" tag after the second sentece and now I'm facing a problem.
Going to the static frontpage, inside the "Recent posts" section, the post is shown truncated at the tag, but the link to the full post doesn't appear. I've tried to install "Read more excerpt link" plugin which also fails to show the link after the set length in words.
Reading some discussions around I've read that if the post has a words count which is less than the default limit (55 words they said), the link is not shown because it is considered useless.
What I am thinking is that being the contents in Japanese, the text is counted as only 1 word as it happened to me with Yoast SEO in the past, it did explicitly said that all the texts where 1 word long, so my texts are always considered shorter than the minimum length.
Could it be the actual reason? Is there any solution to show the link? Maybe a setting or plugin to set the "read more" link after a given number of characters instead of words?