Intended behavior of automatic decimal point (bug 120940)

David Carlson david.carlson.417 at
Sat Jul 29 19:35:23 EDT 2017

In common usage here in the US we call the decimal separator a period or
decimal point depending on the context.  As you know, we commonly call the
thousands separator a comma.  I think most coding languages treat both
punctuation marks as separators when embedded in numbers, so that they can
be identified properly in any language.

David C

On Sat, Jul 29, 2017 at 5:51 PM, Frank H. Ellenberger <
frank.h.ellenberger at> wrote:

> Am 29.07.2017 um 13:13 schrieb David T.:
> > How about:
> >
> > Note: When a calculation is entered in the Amount field, the decimal is
> added to every operand that omits a decimal.
> >
> > David
> <note>
>   <para>When a calculation is entered in the
>     <guilabel>Amount</guilabel> field, the decimal sign is inserted into
>     <emphasis>every</emphasis> operand that omits a decimal separator.
>   </para>
> </note>
> might be more precise.
> BTW: are all english speaking regions using the point as decimal separator?
> Frank
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