Number to Words and licencing

Geert Janssens janssens-geert at
Sun Nov 3 14:14:37 EST 2013

On Sunday 03 November 2013 08:01:38 John Ralls wrote:
> On Nov 3, 2013, at 2:32 AM, Geert Janssens <janssens-geert at> 
> > And that's only three languages that I know. I'm sure many other
> > languages have still different ways to form larger numbers. These
> > oddities in languages can't be covered in only with gettext as far
> > as I know, or you will have to add quite a lot of individual
> > numbers to translate.
> ICU has that built in and localized:
> But note:
> "ICU provides number spellout rules for several locales, but not for
> all of the locales that ICU supports, and not all of the predefined
> rule types. Also, as of release 2.6, some of the provided rules are
> known to be incomplete."
> But I see no reason to add the dependency for something that's already
> done via gettext.
This is the part I don't understand. How can gettext handle all the 
different number spellout rules ?


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