To view this page, you should have the most recent Java installed
32-bit JRE (Java Runtime Environment) 1.8.0_102. Use the Firefox
browser for best results.
This Applet will run online in your browser, but it is a hybrid you
can also download, install and run it on your own machine as standalone
application. It will start and run faster if you do that. It will also
work safely even if you have disabled Java in your browser.
This Applet spells out numbers in words in a
variety of languages. You might use the code for writing cheques. It will help you learn
to count in Bahasa Indonesia, Binary, Decimal, Dutch (modern, old and banker’s),
English (British, North American and ordinals), Esperanto, French, German, Hexadecimal,
Icelandic, Italian, Martian, Metric Prefixes (grams), Norwegian, Octal, Polish,
RAM (Random Access Memory)
(bytes), Roman Numerals, Spanish, Swedish or Tagalog. It is mainly just a test harness
for the InWords class that will convert numbers to their long
form in words.
To see the Polish accents, or the Japanese Kanji, you will need browser that supports
Unicode characters above Latin-1. The Esperanto naû really should have a breve
(smile) accent above the u, but most browsers cannot display it so I used the circumflex
Even if you don’t speak Japanese, try it out. The Japanese have an extremely
logical notation for numbers.
Please report any errors via email. If you
are willing to provide the rules (or sufficient examples) for your favourite language, I
will add that too. To add a language, you have to explain the rules in English. I
then build them into a computer program and get it to generate hundreds of examples for
you to proofread. Usually we detect a number of forgotten exceptions. Once you sign
off there are no errors, that language becomes part of the set, and the source code is
The program is also available with Java source to download and run it either as an Applet or an
Java Requirements and Troubleshooting
is a signed Java Applet (that can also be run as an application)
to In Words.
You are welcome to install it on your own website.
If it does not work…
For this Applet hybrid to work, you must click grant/accept/always run on this site/I accept the risk
to give it permission to let you copy/paste.
If you refuse to grant permission, the program may crash with an inscrutable stack dump
on the console complaining about AccessController.checkPermission.
In the Java Control Panel security tab,
click Start ⇒ Control Panel ⇒
Programs ⇒ Java ⇒ Security, configure medium security
to allow self-signed and vanilla unsigned applets to run.
If medium is not available, or if Java security is blocking you from running the program,
configure high security
and add http://mindprod.com
to the Exception Site List at the bottom of the security tab.
Often problems can be fixed simply by clicking the reload button on your browser.
Make sure the Java in your browser is enabled in the security tab of the Java Control panel.
Click Start ⇒ Control Panel ⇒
Programs ⇒ Java ⇒ Security ⇒
Enable Java Content in the browser.
This signed Java Applet (that can also be run as an application)
needs 32-bit or 64-bit Java 1.8 or later.
For best results use the latest 1.8.0_102 Java.
It works under any operating system that supports Java
e.g. W2K, XP, W2003, Vista, W2008, W7-32, W7-64, W8-32, W8-64, W2012, W10-32, W10-64, Linux, LinuxARM, LinuxX86, LinuxX64, Ubuntu, Solaris, SolarisSPARC, SolarisSPARC64, SolarisX86, SolarisX64 and OSX
You should see the Applet hybrid above looking much like this
If you don’t, the following hints should help you get it working:
If the above Applet hybrid appears to freeze-up, click
Alt-Esc repeatedly to check for any buried permission dialog box.
If you have certificate troubles,
check the installed certificates
and remove or update any obsolete or suspected defective certificates.
The only certificate used by this program is mindprodcert2016dsa.cer.
Especially if this Applet hybrid has worked before, try clearing the browser cache and rebooting.
To ensure your Java is up to date, check with Wassup.
First, download it and run it as an application independent of your browser,
then run it online as an Applet to add the complication of your browser.
If the above Applet hybrid does not work,
check the Java console for error messages.
If the above Applet hybrid does not work, you might have better luck with the downloadable version available below.
If you are using Mac OS X and would like an improved Look and Feel,
download the QuaQua look & feel
UnZip the contained quaqua.jar
and install it in ~/Library/Java/Extensions
or one of the other ext dirs.
Click the Information bar, and then click Allow blocked content. Unfortunately, this also allows dangerous ActiveX code to run. However, you must do this in order to get access to perfectly-safe Java Applets running in a sandbox. This is part of Microsoft’s war on Java.
Try upgrading to a more recent version of your browser,
or try a different browser e.g. Firefox, SeaMonkey, IE or Avant.
If you still can’t get the program working
click the red HELP button below for more detail.
If you can’t get the above Applet hybrid working
after trying the advice above and from the red HELP button below,
have bugs to report or ideas to improve the program or its documentation,
please send me an email at.
for the current version of In Words. Classes to spell out numbers in words. Works in Bahasa Indonesia, Binary, Decimal, Dutch (modern, old and banker’s), English (British, North American and ordinals), Esperanto, French, German, Hexadecimal, Icelandic, Italian, Martian, Metric Prefixes (grams), Norwegian, Octal, Polish, RAM (bytes), Roman Numerals, Spanish, Swedish or Tagalog. Classes could be used in a multi-lingual cheque-writing program.
zip for In Words Java source, compiled class files, jar and documentation to run on your own machine either as an application or an Applet.
Runs on any OS that supports Java e.g. W2K, XP, W2003, Vista, W2008, W7-32, W7-64, W8-32, W8-64, W2012, W10-32, W10-64, Linux, LinuxARM, LinuxX86, LinuxX64, Ubuntu, Solaris, SolarisSPARC, SolarisSPARC64, SolarisX86, SolarisX64 and OSX.
In Words is free. Full source included.
You may even include the source code, modified or unmodified
in free/commercial open source/proprietary programs that you write and distribute. Non-military use only.