Intended behavior of automatic decimal point (bug 120940)

David T. sunfish62 at
Sun Jul 30 03:04:24 EDT 2017

According to Wikipedia, there is no single format predominant. The green areas in the picture below use commas, while the blue use a period. If the picture doesn’t make it through, Europe, West Africa and South America predominantly use commas, whereas The US, UK, East/Southern Africa, India, China and Australia use the period.

Your markup and changes are fine, although I think “decimal sign” would be simpler as just “decimal,” leaving “decimal separator” in the second spot.

Finally, can I assume that this function correctly inserts a comma when the locale recommends it, or is it always a period?


> On Jul 30, 2017, at 3:51 AM, 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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