DC Number2Text 4.0

Reviewed by Gary Oldwood

"converts any number string to alphabetic text"

Overview

DC Number2Text is a valuable application that can be used for various reasons, mostly by professionals. It can convert any given number to its corresponding text equivalent without much effort. It is suitable when making financial reports or printing bills, and the text translation is available to 13 languages. Currency options are supported as well, so that you can choose the appropriate currency for your work.

Installation

Installation has only a few and very easy steps that you must follow. There is nothing special that you should watch out for while going through this process. The program is 100% clean from spyware and malware, and it’s not bundled with any other 3rd party software. Overall, it won’t take more than a couple of minutes to finish setup.

It can work under Windows 98, NT, 2000, XP, 7 and 8.

Interface

DC Number2Text has no interface, since it runs as a COM class and can be included in any development language that supports COM based applications, such as Visual Basic, Visual C++, Borland C++, Delphi and many others. For examples of how it can be used, two tutorials are included in the setup; one that is developed with Visual Studio 2008 and one with Visual Studio 2010.

Pros

It only needs a few lines of code to implement in the application you are developing. Firstly you need to register your license using a particular function (setRegistrationKey Function) and then you can continue working with your program. There are 4 other functions included: translateNumber function, setCurrency function, setArabicCurrency function and setCurrencyMode function. The first one is used whenever you want to translate a number into text. It has two parameters, one is for inputting the value of the number that you want to translate, and the other is the language ID. Each ID is assigned to a different language, and the input number will be translated to that particular language. 13 languages are supported: English, French, Arabic, German, Italian, Spanish, Portuguese, Russian, Turkish, Persian, Korean and Chinese (both traditional and simplified supported). The other functions are used for choosing the appropriate currency and its desired format.

Cons

The product’s homepage and help files are sometimes of poor quality in terms of grammar and syntax. However it is a fortunate fact that there is nothing too complex in this program that needs particularly thorough explanation. In addition, it is a very overpriced product that its capabilities do not justify.

Alternatives

Number to Text Converter (free) is a program designed to convert any number from 1 to hundred of vigintillion (1063) to its equivalent text. It is an open source project so you can download it and add its code in your own program, or use it as a standalone application. Compared to DC Number2Text, it cannot translate the number to any languages other than American English. Number2Text (free) is another converter; however this one is only capable of translating number to Spanish only.

Conclusion

DC Number2Text offers some unique features that you won’t easily find elsewhere. But if you're not a professional running a business where it is crucial to have a program of this caliber, then you can leave this one and check out the aforementioned alternatives which are free and spin around the same basic idea, which is number to text translation. For business professionals, this is a top choice.

Requirements: Dot Net Framework

What's new in this version: support all COM-Based Languages such as Visual Basic , Visual c++ , Delphi , Borland C++ Support windows XP & Vista

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Antivirus information

Download3K has downloaded and tested DC Number2Text on 8 Feb 2014 with some of Today's best antivirus engines and you can find below, for your convenience, the scan results:
  • Avast:

    Clean
  • Avira:

    Clean
  • Kaspersky:

    Clean
  • NOD32:

    Clean
DC Number2Text Antivirus Report
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