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CLDR Ticket #6934(accepted data)

Opened 3 years ago

Last modified 2 months ago

Incorrect decimal mark for en_ZA

Reported by: timothy@… Owned by: kristi
Component: main Data Locale: en_ZA
Phase: Review:
Weeks: Data Xpath: ldml/numbers/symbols/decimal



The decimal mark for en_ZA is currently set to the comma ",".
However, the comma is very rarely used as a decimal mark in South Africa. Usually the full stop "." is used instead.
Please can the CLDR data be updated to use "." as the decimal mark for en_ZA?



Change History

comment:1 Changed 3 years ago by emmons

  • Owner changed from anybody to dov
  • Priority changed from assess to medium
  • Status changed from new to assigned
  • Milestone changed from UNSCH to 25rc

comment:2 Changed 3 years ago by dov

  • Status changed from assigned to closed
  • Resolution set to fixed

From the Zulu team:

What is said here is true "." has to be used rather than the comma.


comment:3 Changed 3 years ago by emmons

  • Milestone 25rc deleted

Milestone 25rc deleted

comment:4 Changed 2 years ago by timothy@…

  • Status changed from closed to new
  • Resolution fixed deleted


This doesn't seem to be fixed in CLDR 26. I see that common/main/en_ZA.xml still specifies the decimal mark as the comma instead of the period in the numbers/symbols/decimal section. It does seem to have been fixed for Zulu though (common/main/zu.xml).


comment:5 Changed 2 years ago by markus

  • Type changed from defect to data

comment:6 Changed 2 years ago by srl

  • Status changed from new to accepted

comment:7 Changed 18 months ago by timothy@…


Thanks for accepting the bug. I just ran into this issue again on another project. Is there any way I can assist to get it fixed? It looks like it just needs a one line change to common/main/en_ZA.xml:

Index: common/main/en_ZA.xml
--- common/main/en_ZA.xml	(revision 12146)
+++ common/main/en_ZA.xml	(working copy)
@@ -202,7 +202,7 @@
 		<symbols numberSystem="latn">
-			<decimal>,</decimal>
+			<decimal>.</decimal>
 			<group> </group>


comment:8 Changed 7 months ago by mark

  • Owner dov deleted
  • Status changed from accepted to new
  • Milestone set to UNSCH

dov is no longer on the project, so resetting so someone else can take it.

comment:9 Changed 7 months ago by mark

  • Owner set to kristi
  • Status changed from new to accepted

comment:10 Changed 7 months ago by fredrik

Apple ref: rdar://problem/27577458

comment:11 Changed 2 months ago by kristi

  • Cc kristi, fredrik added

The South Africa standards are still debatable, and I recommend that this be discussed in the Survey Tool.
Here's another source supporting the comma with links to other documents: http://www.sadev.co.za/content/how-correctly-format-currency-south-africa

You can get a contributor account from http://cldr.unicode.org/index/survey-tool.
If you have other sources that provide this as the common usage, please feel free to add the information.

comment:12 Changed 2 months ago by kristi

  • Milestone changed from UNSCH to 32

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