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Ibrahim Bittar Torres, Eikonsys

Converts an amount from number to text in Portuguese

Sample Input:
NumToText_Por (123.45, "Euros" , "a pagar" )
Sample Output:
cento vinte e três Euros 45/100 a pagar.

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This function can be used to express amounts in text for invoices or any other administrative document.

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Hi Panos

Yes, both mean "hundred". This is because in spanish and portuguese the number 100 is named "cien" or "cen" in portuguese and any other number but 100 is named "ciento" or "cento" in portuguese.

For example: 123 is named "ciento veintitres" and in portuguese is named "cento e vinte e três".

In spanish, for the 20's there is a contraction and instead of naming 23 as veinte y tres is named veintitres.

Please send me your finished calculation. I'm working in a multi language version of my ERP and though greek was not one of my first choices after spanish is always good to have some of the hard work already solved.


Ibrahim Bittar Torres, León, México.
April 07, 2010 9:21am

By the way, numbers 11 to 20 are "repeated" because they have special names in spanish and portuguese. It's like eleven for 11, instead of ten and one...

Ibrahim Bittar Torres, León, México.
April 07, 2010 9:24am

Hi Ibrahim,
I sent you via e-mail your function
in Greek. Your function works excellent
Thanks again

PANOS, Salonica GREECE (Europe)
April 08, 2010 11:29am

You predicted for negative numbers ?
when appears a negative result?

April 13, 2010 2:01pm

Not really. Is very unlikely that you want to express a negative number in text.

Anyway, what you can do is to check if the amount < 0 and add a "-" sign or the word "minus" before the final calculation.

Shouldn't be a problem.


Ibrahim Bittar Torres, León, México.
April 13, 2010 2:08pm

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