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  • Silverfish
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    Formatting German Numbers Link to this post

    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

    i18n::set_locale('de_DE');

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

    As always, I would be grateful for any hint!

    Regards
    SF.

  • Devlin
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    Re: Formatting German Numbers Link to this post

    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.

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