Decimal Separator

Ken Ray kray at sonsothunder.com
Mon Dec 15 11:05:45 EST 2003


Tom,

This and several other "tips" will be added to the tip archive at my
website (http://www.sonsothunder.com/devres/revolution/) as soon as I
get a few moments of downtime. :-)

Ken Ray
Sons of Thunder Software
Email: kray at sonsothunder.com
Web Site: http://www.sonsothunder.com/ 

> -----Original Message-----
> From: use-revolution-bounces at lists.runrev.com 
> [mailto:use-revolution-bounces at lists.runrev.com] On Behalf Of 
> Thomas J McGrath III
> Sent: Monday, December 15, 2003 8:21 AM
> To: How to use Revolution
> Subject: Re: Decimal Separator
> 
> 
> Hello all,
> 
> You know this is exactly the kind of info that I know I will need in 
> exactly seven and a half months from now and not remember what it was 
> or exactly where it was. I wish there was a place in REV to update 
> important info like this. I know I could copy it somewhere 
> myself and I 
> do but stickies just gets confusing and I loose my word files.
> 
> Tom
> 
> On Dec 15, 2003, at 6:25 AM, Thierry Arbellot wrote:
> 
> > Successfully tested on Win2K
> >
> > Many thanks.
> >
> > Thierry.
> >
> > On Sunday, Dec 14, 2003, at 22:04 Europe/Paris, Ken Ray wrote:
> >
> >> Thierry,
> >>
> >> You can find the seprators here on WinXP (should be the same on
> >> Win2K):
> >>
> >> put queryRegistry("HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Control
> >> Panel\International\sMonThousandSep")
> >> put queryRegistry("HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Control
> >> Panel\International\sMonDecimalSep")
> >>
> >> Enjoy,
> >>
> >> Ken Ray
> >> Sons of Thunder Software
> >> Email: kray at sonsothunder.com
> >> Web Site: http://www.sonsothunder.com/
> >>
> >>> -----Original Message-----
> >>> From: use-revolution-bounces at lists.runrev.com
> >>> [mailto:use-revolution-bounces at lists.runrev.com] On Behalf Of 
> >>> Thierry Arbellot
> >>> Sent: Sunday, December 14, 2003 11:29 AM
> >>> To: How to use Revolution
> >>> Subject: Re: Decimal Separator
> >>>
> >>>
> >>> Hi Klaus & Rob,
> >>>
> >>> Thanks for your help.
> >>>
> >>> At least, I found a solution for MacOS X :
> >>>
> >>> the following commands
> >>>
> >>> 	put replaceText(shell("defaults read NSGlobalDomain
> >>> NSDecimalSeparator"),"(\s|\(|\))","")
> >>> 	put replaceText(shell("defaults read NSGlobalDomain
> >>> NSThousandsSeparator"),"(\s|\(|\))","")
> >>>
> >>> respectively give the decimal and thousand separator setup by the 
> >>> user in the control panel
> >>>
> >>> Also
> >>> 	put replaceText(shell("defaults read NSGlobalDomain
> >>> NSCurrencySymbol"),"(\s|\(|\))","")
> >>> give the currency symbol
> >>>
> >>> Actually, input the command "defaults read NSGlobalDomain" in the 
> >>> Terminal list many of the user's preferences.
> >>>
> >>> I will try to find a solution on W2K later.
> >>>
> >>> Regards.
> >>> Thierry.
> >>>
> >>> On Sunday, Dec 14, 2003, at 15:02 Europe/Paris, Rob Cozens wrote:
> >>>
> >>>>> I'm working on the problem to know the decimal 
> separator defined 
> >>>>> in the system, on MacOS X and W2K.
> >>>>
> >>>> Hi Thierry,
> >>>>
> >>>> While one can use "system date" syntax to find the date
> >>> separator and
> >>>> order of the month, day, & year elements, I have found no way to 
> >>>> determine the Control Panel settings for decimal & thousands 
> >>>> separators and the currency symbol via Transcript.
> >>>>
> >>>> Lacking "system numberFormat" syntax, I created my own
> >>> solution:  All
> >>>> number formatting handlers in Serendipity Library look for a 
> >>>> numberEditMask property in the calling stack.  If the 
> property is 
> >>>> empty, the Library displays a modal "Number Edit Mask"
> >>> dialog stack to
> >>>> set it.  From the dialog the user can enter a one-char thousands 
> >>>> separator, a one-char decimal separator, a one to three
> >>> char currency
> >>>> symbol, and instructions as to whether the currency symbol
> >>> is prefixed
> >>>> or appended.
> >>>>
> >>>> I don't particularly like the fact that the user must be
> >>> prompted for
> >>>> number formatting preferences even when they are already
> >>> known to the
> >>>> OS; but lacking a means of discovery via Transcript
> >>> otherwise, what's
> >>>> a mother to do?
> >>>>
> >>>> Adding system date/time functions was a step in the 
> right direction 
> >>>> for localization (except system time doesn't return any
> >>> time separator
> >>>> other than ":", regardless of the system settings); 
> however the job 
> >>>> won't be completely finished until Transcript can also 
> inform the 
> >>>> developer what number format is in use on the currently-running 
> >>>> system.  Until that happens, I humbly offer Serendipity 
> Library's 
> >>>> number formatting support:
> >>>>
> >>>> <http://www.oenolog.net/ftp/serendipity_downloader.htm>
> >>>>
> >>>>
> >>>> --
> >>>>
> >>>> Rob Cozens
> >>>> CCW, Serendipity Software Company http://www.oenolog.net/who.htm
> >>>>
> >>>> "And I, which was two fooles, do so grow three;
> >>>> Who are a little wise, the best fooles bee."
> >>>>
> >>>> from "The Triple Foole" by John Donne (1572-1631) 
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