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Opened 10 months ago

Last modified 4 days ago

Belgium - Euro symbol location (ST Forum)

Reported by: daneo.vanoverloop@… Owned by: kristi
Component: numbers Data Locale: nl_BE
Phase: dvet Review: pedberg
Weeks: Data Xpath:


After trying to figure out why my application was showing the € sign _after_ the number in an application with nl_BE locale, I came accross someone else who tracked it down to the specification.

So after checking it out in the common/main/nl_BE.xml, I came across:

<pattern>#,##0.00 ¤</pattern>

Which should actually be :

<pattern>¤ #,##0.00;¤ -#,##0.00</pattern>

Note: One difference (as far as I've discerned) is that if the number is .e.g. 20, it'd be € 20 (with a thin space), versus the nl_NL counterpart which'd be € 20,-.



Change History

comment:1 Changed 10 months ago by daneo.vanoverloop@…

Note: I'm refering to the Dutch (nl_BE) specification only.
I'm not proposing to chance fr_BE since I have no knowledge about that Locale.

comment:2 Changed 10 months ago by mark

  • Status changed from new to accepted
  • Cc chiara, fredrik added
  • Phase changed from dsub to rc
  • Milestone changed from UNSCH to 33
  • Owner changed from anybody to kristi
  • Type changed from unknown to data

comment:3 Changed 8 months ago by kristi

  • Component changed from main to numbers
  • Milestone changed from 33 to 34

We will look at this during the v34 contribution cycle.

comment:4 Changed 8 months ago by kristi

  • Phase changed from rc to dvet

comment:5 Changed 5 months ago by kristi

Posted in the forum

comment:6 Changed 5 months ago by kristi

  • Owner changed from kristi to SurveyTool
  • Review set to kristi

comment:7 Changed 3 months ago by kristi

  • Summary changed from Belgium - Euro symbol location to Belgium - Euro symbol location (ST Forum)

comment:9 Changed 2 months ago by kristi

  • Status changed from accepted to closed
  • Resolution set to fix-in-surveytool
  • Review changed from kristi to pedberg


This change is made in the survey tool (changing the position of the currency symbol)

I looked through for consistency, and it seems fine. But could you check in the XML other places where you could think of consistency issues for the currency symbol positioning?

There are no other vetters in the Survey tool, so I made the change myself so asking you for a second pair of eyes.

comment:10 Changed 2 months ago by kristi

  • Status changed from closed to reviewfeedback

comment:11 Changed 2 months ago by kristi

  • Status changed from reviewfeedback to reviewing
  • Resolution fix-in-surveytool deleted

comment:12 Changed 4 weeks ago by pedberg

  • Status changed from reviewing to reviewfeedback

Hi Kristi,
The change seems consistent. However, if I read correctly:

  1. The proposer wanted a thin (no-break0 space U+202F between symbol and number, rather than a regular-width space 0020 or no-break space 00A0, which is what the pattern currently has. Shall I change the space to U+202F?
  2. Also, they wanted any negative sign to appear just before the number, not before the currency. To do that the pattern would have to be "¤ #,##0.00;¤ -#,##0.00" (with the 202Fs).

Shall I go ahead and change in XML?

comment:13 Changed 4 days ago by kristi

  • Status changed from reviewfeedback to accepted
  • Milestone changed from 34 to 35

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