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CLDR Ticket #10709(new)

Opened 18 months ago

Last modified 3 months ago

Finnish negative decimals are not parsed with a hyphen sign

Reported by: kplaakso@… Owned by: emmons
Component: numbers Data Locale: FI
Phase: dsub Review:
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When parsing Finnish (FI) decimal numbers, the parsing according to the spec fails, if the negative sign is a hyphen (U+002D) and not an n-dash (U+2212).

This is probably unknown to most Finns, even ones working in IT. It took me totally by surprise, see http://bugs.java.com/bugdatabase/view_bug.do?bug_id=JDK-8189097

I wish the number specification could be updated in a way that negative numbers could be consistently parsed regardless of locale. The decimal notation (dot or comma) causes already enough trouble.


Change History

comment:1 Changed 4 months ago by mark

  • Milestone changed from UNSCH to to-assess

comment:2 Changed 3 months ago by mark

  • Owner changed from anybody to emmons

Setting person for initial assessment according to https://unicode.org/cldr/trac/admin/ticket/components


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