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Formatting German Numbers


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19 January 2012 at 5:15am Community Member, 59 Posts

Hi All,

in our current Project we have a lot of German Prices / Number. They look like 1.034,98, so the delimiters are exactly the other way than american (international?).
Is there a way to reconfigure the general outputted format in all templates, formfields and CMS formfieds to that format?

Of course i found


but this seems only to support formats for date and time formats.

As always, I would be grateful for any hint! :)



20 January 2012 at 10:55pm (Last edited: 20 January 2012 11:16pm), Community Member, 215 Posts

setlocale(LC_ALL, array('de_DE.UTF-8','de_DE') ); does format numbers with a comma as a decimal seperator. But this is generally a bad idea, because it is not working with everything -- and things easily get really messed up.
It is better just to check the locale and format the output for the template resp. input of the form with a wrapper method.