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From: Henri Sivonen <hsivonen@iki.fi>
Date: Tue, 12 Dec 2006 15:31:23 +0200
Message-ID: <BBC65D97-581E-44D3-BB9F-B1B3CEC349EF@iki.fi>
On Dec 12, 2006, at 14:11, Charles McCathieNevile wrote:

> why does finding a number in text [1] insist on "." as a decimal  
> seperator, when , is also very commonly used?

I think the format should be kept simple (and potentially politically  
incorrect), because the human-readability is only a legacy fallback  
issue. That is, users aren't exposed to the number formatting in UAs  
that actually implement progress bars and gauges.

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Henri Sivonen
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