Converting integers to english representation

Peter Hansen peter at
Tue Aug 31 20:40:41 CEST 2004

brianc at wrote:

> I'm developing a system to parse and enumerate addresses. The
> current obstacle is numbered streets. Does anybody know of a
> module already written to convert integers to their english
> equivalents?
> Example:
> 1ST -> FIRST
> Anything towards that direction would greatly help and save me
> a lot of time then from starting from scratch.

The word you are missing is probably 'ordinal', as opposed
to cardinal (one, two, three) numbers.  Google can likely
help you with a search for "ordinal number convert' or


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