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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.

Henri Sivonen
hsivonen at iki.fi
Received on Tuesday, 12 December 2006 05:31:23 UTC

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