bin/72006: floating point formating in non-C locales

Giorgos Keramidas keramida at
Wed Sep 22 21:50:40 PDT 2004

The following reply was made to PR bin/72006; it has been noted by GNATS.

From: Giorgos Keramidas <keramida at>
To: Mikhail Teterin <mi+mxmoz at>
Cc: bug-followup at
Subject: Re: bin/72006: floating point formating in non-C locales
Date: Thu, 23 Sep 2004 07:40:49 +0300

 On 2004-09-22 16:51, Mikhail Teterin <mi+mxmoz at> wrote:
 > >       en_US locale            Greek locale
 > >           1,000.00                1.000,00
 > >       2,000,000.00            2.000.000,00
 > These numbers are not parsable one way or the other -- the "thousand
 > separators" are not, AFAIK, supported at all:
 >    printf: 2.000.011
 >    printf: 2.000.011: not completely converted
 >    2
 True, but partial support already exists for producing these numbers
 with the %'f format of printf:
 $ env | egrep -e 'LANG|LC_'
 $ printf "%'.02f\n" 12345678
 So we might want to avoid treating . as an equivalent of the thousands
 separator, in case someone comes up with a good way to implement any
 functionality we currently might not have.

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