# Number dictation (_number simple)
This grammar uses very smart grammar rules in order to speak virtually any number.
- These number grammar rules can be used on its own (with this grammar), for example when dictating many numbers in your Excel worksheet.
- This grammar serves also as an example on how to use the number grammar rules in other grammars, like
Firefox browsing or
_lines.
- For more complex examples see number extended.
- For instructions of implementing in your own grammars, see Use in other grammars.
### Default name
The default name is "number simple" (Dutch **getal simpel**).
### Basic grammar rules
grammar rule | comment |
Number {integer} | print the number you call (see customisation below) |
Number minus {integer}; | print a negative number |
Number {float}; | print fractional number with **point** or **dot** (Dutch **punt** or **komma**) |
### Easy examples:
command | result |
Number one | 1 |
Number three hundred twenty three | 323 |
Number three twenty three | the word **hundred** is not needed, same result: 323 |
Number one two tree four five | 12345 |
Number minus one | -1 |
Number three point seven | 3.7 |
### More examples:
command | result |
Number oh thirty four | a number can have leading zero's (dictated as 'oh' or 'zero'): 034 |
Number minus twenty three fifty four dot fifty | -2354.50 |
Number three million two hundred thousand twenty five | dictate with the words million, thousand and hundred (avoid the word **and**): 3200025 |
Number three twenty three forty four sixty six ninety nine eight | dictate very long numbers possible (leave away the words million, thousand and hundred!the): 3234466998 |
Number one zero two zero three zero four zero | With single digits this rule sometimes seems not to work with a very long sequence: 10203040 |
Number three twenty one forty fifty six seventy seventy eight ninety nine eight | But surprising long numbers can be done this way: 32140567078998 |
### Customisation:
For different applications the possible actions after printing the number can be customised. In the **numbers simple** grammar (_numbers simple.py) you can customize this in the function **outputNumber**. (Please report any changes.)
- In Excel each number is followed by a tab key
- In different browsers (IE, Firefox, Chrome, Safari) a number is followed by a tab key
- In natspeak (DragonPad or the dictation box) a number is followed by a enter key.
### Spoken forms
The number grammar rules use the numbers spoken forms mechanism. |