Thousands Separator on OSX

Thierry Arbellot thierry.arbellot at laposte.net
Sun Mar 12 03:56:24 EST 2006


here is a script to get the decimal separator:

     do "get item 2 of (1.1 as string)" as appleScript
     put the result into theDecimalSeparator
     replace quote with empty in theDecimalSeparator

Thierry

On 2006, Mar 11, , at 22:54, Flavel Steve wrote:

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> On 12/03/2006, at 1:57 AM, J. Landman Gay wrote:
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>>> Hi Klaus
>>> This is what I get from pasting your code
>>> 2006-03-11 19:06:46.564 defaults[604]
>>> The domain/default pair of (kCFPreferencesAnyApplication,  
>>> NSThousandsSeparator) does not exist
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>> I get the same thing. I think that means the user has not set a 
>> separator in the system prefs yet, so there is no specific character 
>> identified. Probably the script could assume the generic default 
>> separator, a comma, is in use.
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> I changed the settings to those typical of Germany, but I still get 
> the "does not exist message".
> Is it possible to get the thousand separator, currency symbol and 
> decimal symbol?
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> Steve
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