Following up on shell(locale) problem

Peter Haworth pete at mollysrevenge.com
Tue Mar 1 20:37:34 EST 2011


Thanks Mike.  I'm glad to hear there is a programming language out there that actually uses the locale information.  Unfortunately, there isn;t anything in LiveCode, for numbers and currency that is.


Pete Haworth


On Mar 1, 2011, at 4:52 PM, Mike Bonner wrote:

> Well if you can figure out how to get locale to work from an lc shell, there
> are interesting things that can be done in that vein using python.
> 
> If LANG is set to en_GB, and locale is actually working, you can feed it to
> a python script such as this
> 
> #!/usr/bin/python
> import locale -- for locale stuff of course
> import sys -- so we can get argv
> tVal = float(sys.argv[1]) -- sets argv[1] type to float and puts in tval
> locale.setlocale(locale.LC_ALL, ' ' ) -- assuming all is perfect *cough*
> grabs the locale
> tOut = locale.currency(tVal,1,1,0)
> 
> -- puts out the number with adjustements. tVal is passed number, next is
> whether to show or not show the symbol, next is grouping on or off, next is
> use international symbol, or not. So, if LANG is set to en_GB you get back
> the great brit symbol, groups of 3, seperated by comma with a "." decimal.
> 
> As you say though, not sure it'ts worth the effort, can just ask the user.
> 
> If you're curious, I got this info from
> http://docs.python.org/library/locale.html
> 
> On Tue, Mar 1, 2011 at 5:24 PM, Peter Haworth <pete at mollysrevenge.com>wrote:
> 
>> Thanks Mike.  'Fraid the command you gave me still returns the incorrect
>> info when executed with the LC shell command.
>> 
>> In answer to your other email, I'm trying to get this info so I can format
>> numbers and currency in my application according to the user's preferences,
>> rather than having the user specify the same preferences to my application.
>> But it's quickly becoming more trouble than it's worth!
>> 
>> 
>> Pete Haworth
>> 
>> 
>> 
>> 
>> 
>> 
>> 
>> 
>> http://www.mollysrevenge.com
>> http://www.sonicbids.com/MollysRevenge
>> http://www.myspace.com/mollysrevengeband
>> 
>> 
>> 
>> 
>> 
>> 
>> 
>> 
>> On Mar 1, 2011, at 4:04 PM, Mike Bonner wrote:
>> 
>>> Ok, while this doesn't solve the issue, if you do
>>> 
>>> shell("LANG=en_US.UTF-8;locale -k LC_NUMERIC")
>>> 
>>> You get back the correct info yes?
>>> 
>>> The problem here is that (I think someone said this farther up) the
>> process
>>> shell uses isn't the same as a full blown terminal start. If you have a
>>> .bash_profile file in your user directory, and you do
>>> 
>>> shell("source ~/.bash_profile ; locale -k LC_MONETARY") does it work?
>>> 
>>> On Tue, Mar 1, 2011 at 4:48 PM, Peter Haworth <pete at mollysrevenge.com
>>> wrote:
>>> 
>>>> OK, In terminal, that returns "LANG=en_US.UTF-8".  With the LC shell
>>>> command, it returns nothing!!  There's definitely something weird going
>> on
>>>> with the LC shell command.
>>>> 
>>>> Pete Haworth
>>>> 
>>>> On Mar 1, 2011, at 2:44 PM, Mike Bonner wrote:
>>>> 
>>>>> I'd still be curious to know if
>>>>> env; |grep LANG
>>>>> 
>>>>> returns the same environment variable value both from LC shell, and
>> from
>>>>> terminal
>>>> 
>>>> 
>>>> _______________________________________________
>>>> use-livecode mailing list
>>>> use-livecode at lists.runrev.com
>>>> Please visit this url to subscribe, unsubscribe and manage your
>>>> subscription preferences:
>>>> http://lists.runrev.com/mailman/listinfo/use-livecode
>>>> 
>>> _______________________________________________
>>> use-livecode mailing list
>>> use-livecode at lists.runrev.com
>>> Please visit this url to subscribe, unsubscribe and manage your
>> subscription preferences:
>>> http://lists.runrev.com/mailman/listinfo/use-livecode
>>> 
>> 
>> 
>> _______________________________________________
>> use-livecode mailing list
>> use-livecode at lists.runrev.com
>> Please visit this url to subscribe, unsubscribe and manage your
>> subscription preferences:
>> http://lists.runrev.com/mailman/listinfo/use-livecode
>> 
> _______________________________________________
> use-livecode mailing list
> use-livecode at lists.runrev.com
> Please visit this url to subscribe, unsubscribe and manage your subscription preferences:
> http://lists.runrev.com/mailman/listinfo/use-livecode
> 





More information about the Use-livecode mailing list