Happy Phone Number provides easy methods to format phone numbers from your Rails models. Virtually any country specific format or convention could be supported, including national and international format. For the not (yet) supported countries, a general method using a simple mask is also provided.
MightyString adds array functionality and other tools for Ruby strings, including matching, indexing, substitution, and deletion. MightyString::HTML.strip_html provides more ideal HTML-to-ASCII formatting output. This is an advanced block "filtering" module. It works very well, with extremely rare cases which fall through its fingers.