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number formatting according to locale

Subject: number formatting according to locale
From: "Russ Holmes" <rholmes@xxxxxxxxx>
Date: Thu, 31 Aug 2000 16:29:52 +1200
number formatting according to locale
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From: "Russ Holmes" <rholmes@xxxxxxxxx>
To: <xsl-list@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Sent: Thursday, August 31, 2000 10:29 AM
Subject: number formatting according to locale


> I need to format numbers in an xml file according to the locale of the web
> server.
>
> E.g. XML;
>
> <ANumber>1234.56</ANumber>
>
> Output from US server;
>
> 1,234.56
>
> ..from French Server;
>
> 1.234,56
>
> I need one XSL style sheet which will do the transformation on the Client,
> so using the regional settings of the client machine wouldn't work, I've
> thought of maybe passing the locale of the server in the XML, which the
XSL
> would then use to determine the formatting..
>
> e.g..In  XML
>
> ...
> <Locale>US</Locale>
> ..
>
> or
>
> <Locale>FR</Locale>
>
> ..but then I don't know how I'd use that to do the formatting.
>
> Guess I could create templates for each possible locale, but the seems a
bit
> clunky...
>
> I've tried sending the bstrFormat for the formatnumber method in the xml.
>
>
> e.g..
>
> <Format>###,###,###0.00</Format>
>
> ..but the commas and points only indicate the presence of a thousands
> divider and a decimal divider, the actual character is determined by the
> regional settings of the machine on which the transformation is taking
> place.
>
> Any help greatly appreciated.
>
> Russ
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