Number to Reading word Converter
Number -> English/Japanese word converter
- For English, it uses the so-called "Short Scale" which changes its name every 3 figures.
- The Japanese one is a common reading that changes its scale name every 4 figures. According to 『塵劫記 (1634)』 from the website 巨大数研究Wiki.
- For now, it supports up to figures which means dovigintillion but does the iPhone clear the input when it reaches 39-ish figures?
I've been always struggling with reading English numbers. Every single time I have to look up a word for the number like "how much million is 10000000...?" So I finally tried to make this tool that converts a number to a word instantly.
Furthermore, it's also difficult to read a huge number for even native speakers that would never appear in daily life. So it can convert to both English and Japanese.
Japanese is a bit difficult since they have irregular Yomigana (pronunciation of kanji) for some patterns. Such as 百(hyaku) which will be turbid only when it comes after 三(three) like
“八兆《はっちょう》” which is a combined pronounciation of the number and the scale name... For the latter case, I'm wondering that
“正《せい》” for 1072 or some of them also will be combined with a certain number like
“八正《はっせい》”. As a Japanese native speaker, I feel like it should be, but never know since I've never said such a huge number in my life. lol
I just left it as is for now.
I made it supports until dovigintillion which will never appear in daily life, but still, it's far far tiny compared to so-called large numbers. lol
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