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CLDR Ticket #9102(accepted data)

Opened 2 years ago

Last modified 2 years ago

"Grouping" (thousands) separator in CLDR contradicts DIN standard and the "Duden"

Reported by: p.maechler@… Owned by: fredrik
Component: numbers Data Locale: de
Phase: rc Review:
Weeks: Data Xpath:


For German the grouping separator in the CLDR is given as period (".").

This contradicts the German standard DIN 5008 (which is also used by the "Duden", the dictionary of the German language), which says that a space letter should be used and periods (or similar characters) may be only as thousand separator in currencies for "security reasons".


Change History

comment:1 Changed 2 years ago by p.maechler@…

As the DIN definitions are not freely available, I can only directly link to the relevant part from the "Duden"

comment:2 Changed 2 years ago by p.maechler@…

According to DIN the \u2009 (thin space) should be used as a group character, not the common space character.

Sorry for the imprecise definition given above.

comment:3 Changed 2 years ago by emmons

  • Status changed from new to accepted
  • Component changed from unknown to numbers
  • Priority changed from assess to medium
  • Phase changed from dsub to rc
  • Milestone changed from UNSCH to upcoming
  • Owner changed from anybody to fredrik
  • Type changed from unknown to data

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