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Accept both comma and full stop for decimals

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Hi,

 

Would it be possible to accept both "," and "." as acceptable decimal separator, or give users a choice in the matter?

 

You typically end up in this situation if your base operating language is English, but your keyboard is not - it then becomes a bit of a guess as to what will happen when you press the "." button on the numeric keypad (yes, some of us like larger keyboards :) ).  Some software will follow system language, some will follow the keyboard language, and typically you have precious little influence in the matter (only  LibreOffice and its NeoOffice derivative have a setting for it in their "Languages" preference).

 

AD and AP both want a value of 4½ entered as "4.5" (system language), whereas "4,5" is what I end up with using the numerical keypad.  Rather than enter this as a bug and fire off a debate, how about being a bit smarter and develop an input routine that will accept either for numerical values?  I have yet to come across anyone who enters triad separators when keying in a number for data entry.

 

In case that gets too complicated, could a choice be added to the setup?

 

Cheers!


Regards, Binc

 

Warning: dark, twisted sense of humour.  Do not feed after midnight.

Wheat and BS intolerant.  Only use genuine Guinness to lubricate.

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