Number/Currenct formatting by locale

Keith Clarke keith.clarke at
Tue Mar 1 03:59:12 EST 2011

Just a couple of thoughts - I don't know what you're trying to achieve with your app, but are you sure you even want to have such settings to follow the user's machine/OS settings automatically? 

From my experience with multi-locale/currency/language software products - ERP, CRM, etc - localisation settings tend to be associated with entities (including, of course, the user entity!) rather than bubble-up from the  environment in which the app is being accessed. For example, if I log into from an internet cafe, whilst on holiday in the Maldives (some hope!), I still want my reports to follow my personal user-based preference for locale, rather than the machine I happen to be using or its IP address.     

Also, multi-currency apps tend to have a limited number of supported currencies so that exchange rates can be managed.

Ignore all this if it's outside the scope of your current considerations.

On 1 Mar 2011, at 01:35, Bob Sneidar wrote:

> Oh nvm I just read the whole thing didn't try LC
> Bob
> On Feb 28, 2011, at 5:12 PM, Peter Haworth wrote:
>> The decimal point is there but the thousands sep and grouping info is wrong.  Similar corruption occurs for the LC_MONETARY info.
>> Is Shell broken?
>> Pete Haworth
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