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From Matt Benson <gudnabr...@yahoo.com>
Subject Re: Anybody familiar with ChoiceFormat? Issue 44659
Date Tue, 26 Aug 2008 12:46:48 GMT

--- Stefan Bodewig <bodewig@apache.org> wrote:

> On Mon, 25 Aug 2008, Matt Benson
> <gudnabrsam@yahoo.com> wrote:
> 
> --- Stefan Bodewig <bodewig@apache.org> wrote:
> 
> >> AFAICT making the thousands separator go away
> takes
> >> the same amount of
> >> coding effort as making it use the US locale.
> > 
> > Agreed wrt required effort; I also agree that no
> > thousands separator is preferable to ambiguity. 
> 
> I had shown a way to get rid of the thousands
> separator in my initial
> post and just forgot about it.  It's gone now.

The thing about using a pattern of #s big enough to
accommodate Long.MAX_VALUE / 60000?

> 
> > Another option is to provide localization bundles,
> but
> > that's obviously a MUCH larger task.  ;)
> 
> And something I wouldn't want to do.
> 
> I remember that I had a hard time when I first
> encountered a localized
> AIX system and my terminal told me there was a
> "Rundsendenachricht von
> root" - it took me pretty long to translate that
> back into "broadcast
> message" and understand what the message was
> supposed to say.
> 

Damned Americans.  :)

-Matt

> Stefan
> 
>
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