Aug 4

Numbers are great, sure, but sometimes you need to spell them out … and if you think the possibility for that to happen is slim, invoices and checks for example need to have the ammount in both numbers and letters (in most countries).

That’s why a script to convert numbers to words (to spell numbers) can come in handy.


function number_to_words ($x)
{
     global $nwords;
     if(!is_numeric($x))
     {
         $w = '#';
     }else if(fmod($x, 1) != 0)
     {
         $w = '#';
     }else{
         if($x < 0)
         {
             $w = 'minus ';
             $x = -$x;
         }else{
             $w = '';
         }
         if($x < 21)
         {
             $w .= $nwords[$x];
         }else if($x < 100)
         {
             $w .= $nwords[10 * floor($x/10)];
             $r = fmod($x, 10);
             if($r > 0)
             {
                 $w .= ' '. $nwords[$r];
             }
         } else if($x < 1000)
         {
		
             	$w .= $nwords[floor($x/100)] .' hundred';
             $r = fmod($x, 100);
             if($r > 0)
             {
                 $w .= ' '. number_to_words($r);
             }
         } else if($x < 1000000)
         {
         	$w .= number_to_words(floor($x/1000)) .' thousand';
             $r = fmod($x, 1000);
             if($r > 0)
             {
                 $w .= ' ';
                 if($r < 100)
                 {
                     $w .= ' ';
                 }
                 $w .= number_to_words($r);
             }
         } else {
             $w .= number_to_words(floor($x/1000000)) .' million';
             $r = fmod($x, 1000000);
             if($r > 0)
             {
                 $w .= ' ';
                 if($r < 100)
                 {
                     $word .= ' ';
                 }
                 $w .= number_to_words($r);
             }
         }
     }
     return $w;
}

Download: numbers-words.zip (1 KB)

Demo

The zip file contains the source code to convert numbers to words in both English and Romanian (you never knew when you need 'em).

So ... enjoy!