RBNF for money spellout

Kent Karlsson kent.karlsson14 at telia.com
Wed Dec 7 09:27:26 CST 2016

For which <language, currency> combinations? It comes out as very many if
you take all. Note that in several languages different currencies have
different grammatical class (of some kine). E.g. "pund" is neuter, and
"dollar" is reale in Swedish; likewise "krona" is reale, and "öre" is

So the spellouts are (or should be) already there, but the combination
with currency (and fractional currency) names should be done outside
of the RBNF mechanism. It is similar to the now deprecated time spellout,
that used to be part of the RBNF mechanism. We should not introduce, or
actually much worse. This kind of combination, while useful both for
cheques/similar and for general speech generation, should be kept
outside of the RBNF machinery itself.

/Kent Karlsson

Den 2016-12-07 10:44, skrev "Kip Cole" <kipcole9 at gmail.com>:

> From time to time its useful to be able to spellout a currency (think writing
> a cheque/check; not that they¹re so common any more). For example:  ³Two
> thousand and two dollars and twenty-three cents².   I don¹t see that defined
> in any of the cldr rule groups but would like to check the community thinking
> on this before I define my own rule group.

Many thanks for any advice or
> input.
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