Bug 152034 - numbers have changed from comma to dot all 2,5 are now 2.5
Summary: numbers have changed from comma to dot all 2,5 are now 2.5
Alias: None
Product: LibreOffice
Classification: Unclassified
Component: Calc (show other bugs)
(earliest affected) release
Hardware: All Windows (All)
: medium normal
Assignee: Not Assigned
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Reported: 2022-11-14 09:10 UTC by Hans Vanwynsberghe
Modified: 2023-07-30 03:16 UTC (History)
2 users (show)

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Description Hans Vanwynsberghe 2022-11-14 09:10:45 UTC
All the numbers in a Calc file have switched from komma to dot. This happenend litterally overnight, without any action of me. So all the 2,5 are all 2.5 now. For new numbers I put in, all the automatic formula only recognise dot-numbers as numbers. How can I fix this ?
If I do search and replace, this doesn't work, because the 2,5-numbers do not get recognised as so, and therefore the formula don't work.
Comment 1 Mike Kaganski 2022-11-14 09:28:07 UTC
Are you using "English function names" from Options->Calc->Formula?
Comment 2 Stéphane Guillou (stragu) 2022-11-14 09:53:16 UTC
Hi Hans! Please provide us with the version/configuration information copied from Help > About LibreOffice.
Comment 3 Hans Vanwynsberghe 2022-11-15 07:48:36 UTC
The dates also changed to numbers. When I ask to show them as dates, other dates in US notation appear, so all the dates are wrong. It seems to me that all of the numbers and dates switched from european to US.
Comment 4 Stéphane Guillou (stragu) 2022-11-17 14:41:20 UTC
Sounds to me like your settings have been reset somehow, maybe because your profile directory was tempered with or corrupted...

- We still need the details copied from Help > About LibreOffice.
- Could you please also tell us what locale settings you have in "Tools > Options > Language settings > Languages > Locale setting" ? Much of your formatting can depend of that, including the decimal separator key, just below. (By default synced to your locale setting.)
Comment 5 Mishy 2022-12-30 16:50:26 UTC Comment hidden (off-topic)
Comment 6 Mishy 2022-12-30 17:46:32 UTC Comment hidden (off-topic)
Comment 7 QA Administrators 2023-06-29 03:13:14 UTC Comment hidden (obsolete)
Comment 8 QA Administrators 2023-07-30 03:16:18 UTC
Dear Hans Vanwynsberghe,

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