Patent Number: 7,788,306

Title: On-demand numerical conversion

Abstract: An apparatus, program product and method provide on-demand numerical conversion of convertible numerical values such as measurements and monetary values. A numerical value that is displayed in a document such as a web page, and that is represented in a native unit, may be converted to a value represented in a local unit for a user viewing the document. That converted numerical value may then be displayed adjacent the original numerical value, and typically along with an indication of the local unit, in response to the user positioning a pointer over the original (unconverted) numerical value, so that the user can quickly comprehend the numerical value in units to which he or she is accustomed.

Inventors: Dykes; Pernell James (Byron, MN), Li; Chun-Tao (Rochester, MN)

Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation

International Classification: G06F 5/00 (20060101)

Expiration Date: 8/31/12018