Rule-based number spelling

Novelang comes with a Numbering class which formats an integer value in words. This adds a bit of magic when the stylesheet writes "Chapter fourty-two" from a stupid counter.

Currently the Numbering class only supports French and English, and values from 0 to 50 (all values are hardcoded). The ICU project offers the RuleBasedNumberFormat which supports rule-based formatting. This makes easy to support much greater ranges.

1 comment:

Laurent Caillette said...

The ICU project comes with a permissive license that seems compatible with GPL.