Bug 842111 - Gnome calculator doesn't respect the locale settings for number formats
Gnome calculator doesn't respect the locale settings for number formats
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: gcalctool (Show other bugs)
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Assigned To: Ray Strode [halfline]
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Reported: 2012-07-22 03:39 EDT by Stefan
Modified: 2013-08-01 06:19 EDT (History)
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Description Stefan 2012-07-22 03:39:31 EDT
I use Fedora with the following settings for the locales (Regions and Language):

    Language: English
    Formats: Austria
    Layouts: German(Austria)

The Gnome Calculator doesn't honor my format settings. For the decimal separator, the Gnome Calculator is still requiring the dot instead of a comma.

If i change the language to German, then Gnome Calculator is using the comma as decimal separator. But like all other applications, Gnome Calculator should honor the format locale instead of the language locale.

Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
* Fedora 17 
* gcalctool

Steps to Reproduce:
1. Open the Gnome-tool "Region and Languages"
2. Set Language=English, Formats=Austria, Layouts=German(Austria)
3. Open the Gnome Calcualtor
4. Try to enter a comma as decimal separator
Actual results:
You cannot enter a comma as decimal separater - you must use the dot.

Expected results:
The comma is accepted as decimal separator
Comment 1 Erik P. Olsen 2012-07-24 00:54:08 EDT
Happens with Danish as well on:

Fedora 16
Comment 2 Stefan 2012-09-02 03:49:27 EDT
I just noticed, that if i run gconftool via terminal, my number format settings will be honored by gconftool.
Comment 3 Stefan 2012-09-02 04:03:55 EDT
Additionally to my previous comment, the only way, when gcalctool is using the wrong number format, is starting gcalctool via the calculator key on my keyboard.

The other ways to start gcalctool (alt+f2, terminal, activity overview) will force gcalctool to use the right number formats.

Unfortunately, the calculator key is the most important way to start it :-(
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