Numerals to Letters

The script presented in the box bellow allows you to do the following:

  • Have a number like "213" spelled out in a language of your choice.
  • Have a Roman numeral like "MCMLXXXVIII" converted to an arabic number
  • Convert a number like "213" into a Roman numeral. To do so select "Roman" in the language box
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Roman numerals

Roman numerals mainly consist of seven symbols each with a distinct value as follows: I is 1, V is 5, X is 10, L is 50, C is 100, D is 500, and M is 1000. If a symbol preceeds a symbol with higher value it is substracted. Otherwise it is added. The following examples illustrate the principle:

  • IV is -1+5=4
  • VI is 5+1=6
  • MMVII is 1000+1000+5+1+1=2007
  • MCMLXXXVI is 1000-100+1000+50+10+10+10+5+1=1986


Currently eleven different languages are available: Danish, Dutch, English, Esperanto, French, German, Italian, Latin, Portuguese, Spanish, and Volapük.The converter can be handy if you want to know how to speak out a number in a language or if you want to learn numbers in a language. The numbers are written in a way that they are more readable, but they doesn't follow the orthography. A maximum of 18 digits is allowed in the input field, but only the first 16 are precise.

Write it out

If you would like an overview of all the numerals in a given language simply select that language in the box below to have it shown

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