# I'm confused about number to word conversion & pyttsx

I am writing a python program on Windows using Python 2.7. Basically, it’s a program that takes a 5-digit, negative & positive, number from user & spells it out in English using num2word & then speaks it out too. I have used espeak & pyttsx both but i’m getting errors in all of them. I have tried this:

``````num = raw_input('Please enter your 5 digit number:')
while len(num) != 5 or (not num.isdigit()):
print 'Not a 5 digit number'
num = int(num)

def spellnum(num,join=True):
#Lists of number words

thousands = ['','thousand','million']
tens = ['','ten','twenty','thirty','forty','fifty','sixty','seventy','eighty','ninety']
teens = ['','eleven','twelve','thirteen','fourteen','fifteen','sixteen','seventeen','eighteen','nineteen']
units = ['','one','two','three','four','five','six','seven','eight','nine']
#Empty List for number words
words = []
#zero case
if num==0: words.append('zero')
#how to handle negative numbers
if num < 0: words.append('negative')
num = abs(num)
#a series of steps to process the numbers and turn them into words
numStr = '%d'%num
numStrLen = len(numStr)
groups = (numStrLen+2)/3
numStr = numStr.zfill(groups*3)
for i in range(0,groups*3,3):
h,t,u = int(numStr[i]),int(numStr[i+1]),int(numStr[i+2])
g = groups-(i/3+1)
if h>=1:
words.append(units[h])
words.append('hundred')
if t>1:
words.append(tens[t])
if u>=1: words.append(units[u])
elif t==1:
if u>=1: words.append(teens[u])
else: words.append(tens[t])
else:
if u>=1: words.append(units[u])
if (g>=1) and ((h+t+u)>0): words.append(thousands[g]+',')
#final joining of parts
if join: return ' '.join(words)
return words

print 'Your number is: ', spellnum(num)

import pyttsx
engine = pyttsx.init()
engine.setProperty('rate', 70)

voices = engine.getProperty('voices')
for voice in voices:
print "Using voice:", repr(voice)
engine.setProperty('voice', voice.id)
engine.say(spellnum(num))
engine.runAndWait()
``````

Output was:

``````Please enter your 5 digit number:34342
Your number is:  thirty four thousand,

Traceback (most recent call last):
File "C:\Python27\prj.py", line 48, in <module>
engine = pyttsx.init()
File "C:\Python27\lib\site-packages\pyttsx\__init__.py", line 39, in init
eng = Engine(driverName, debug)
File "C:\Python27\lib\site-packages\pyttsx\engine.py", line 45, in __init__
self.proxy = driver.DriverProxy(weakref.proxy(self), driverName, debug)
File "C:\Python27\lib\site-packages\pyttsx\driver.py", line 64, in __init__
self._module = __import__(name, globals(), locals(), [driverName])
File "C:\Python27\lib\site-packages\pyttsx\drivers\sapi5.py", line 19, in <module>
import win32com.client
ImportError: No module named win32com.client
``````

First, it’s not spelling the complete number that the user provided. For e.g.: I entered 20300 & it said “twenty thousand,”, that’s it. It didn’t say the proper “Twenty thousand, three hundred”.
Second, when i entered -20300, it returned “not a 5-digit number”. I know that this has something to do with .isdigit method that i used, i don’t know what to do about it so that negative numbers can also be considered as proper inputs.
Third, i have tried to make it say the complete spelling of numbers by using Espeak & pyttsx both but it keeps returning errors. I tried this:

``````import subprocess
text = int(str(spellnum(num)))
subprocess.call('espeak '+text, shell=True)
``````

Output was:

``````Please enter your 5 digit number:35345
Your number is:  thirty five thousand,

Traceback (most recent call last):
File "C:\Python27\prj.py", line 48, in <module>
text = int(str(spellnum(num)))
ValueError: invalid literal for int() with base 10: ' thirty five thousand,'
``````

Please know that i’m new to Python. Any kind of help is appreciated.