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Release status: stable

Implementation Parser function
Description Allows to transform numbers into words
Author(s) Pavel Astakhov (Pastakhovtalk)
Latest version 0.10.0 (2014-04-01)
PHP 5.3+
Database changes No
License LGPL/BSD dual-license
Example test.foxway.org
  • $wgNumbertext_defaultLang
  • $wgNumbertextLang
Hooks used

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The Numbertext extension allows to transform numbers into words. It based on the numbertext.org service and supports more than thirty languages.


  • {{#numbertext:number|language}}
  • {{#moneytext:number|currency|language}}


  1. number - the number to transform into words
  2. currency - currency of money (sample: "USD", "EUR", "RUB", etc)
  3. language - language for transform (optional, sample "en", "en_US", "ru", "ru_RU", etc)

Default language sets by variable $wgNumbertext_defaultLang, which by default equally $wgLanguageCode (see Site language).

You can specify a different default language, or an empty string, and will use the language specified in the user preferences.


  • Download and place the file(s) in a directory called Numbertext in your extensions/ folder.
  • Add the following code at the bottom of your LocalSettings.php:
require_once "$IP/extensions/Numbertext/Numbertext.php";
  • YesY Done - Navigate to Special:Version on your wiki to verify that the extension is successfully installed.