Bug 73242 - FORMATTING: Enhancement: Expand usage of local settings (regional settings) in Options/Languages
Summary: FORMATTING: Enhancement: Expand usage of local settings (regional settings) i...
Status: NEW
Alias: None
Product: LibreOffice
Classification: Unclassified
Component: Calc (show other bugs)
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Inherited From OOo
Hardware: Other All
: medium enhancement
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Blocks: User-Locale
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Reported: 2014-01-03 02:34 UTC by bugquestcontri
Modified: 2019-02-15 21:15 UTC (History)
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Description bugquestcontri 2014-01-03 02:34:12 UTC
Problem description: 

In a more and more globalizing world more and more people want to use special language settings and modify them again to there needs. This requires that SW application can be easily adopted to their own default customization.

My example: I am a German native speaker, very familiar with English language interfaces but not with German, living in Japan and working in an international environment, thus need to use international best understood number, date, etc. formats . 
Fortunately in Windows XP (W7 and W8 I don't know) I can set 
- User interface: English US
- Decimal symbols to dot  (ISO)
- Digit grouping to space (ISO)
- Measurement systems to metric
- etc. 

In LibO there is the possibility to set in Options./ Languages the "decimal separator key" to "same as local settings" and have event the selected symbol displayed. This is very good!
For all my work I I would be very happy - because I don't need to change formats that often - if all the local setting of windows can be taken over with setting of check marks.


Enhancement request:
Enable LibO to take local settings from the Windows regional settings by providing check boxes as done for "decimal separator key".


Other OS: I cannot comment as I not familiar with the way formats for numbers and dates etc are handled there.

              
Operating System: All
Version: 4.1.4.2 release
Comment 1 tommy27 2014-01-03 07:48:17 UTC
feature request. current regional settings is inherited from OOo.
set status to NEW and changed version field.
Comment 2 Cor Nouws 2014-01-03 09:35:13 UTC
(In reply to comment #0)
 
> Enhancement request:
> Enable LibO to take local settings from the Windows regional settings by
> providing check boxes as done for "decimal separator key".

So that would do the same as, but handle in stead of, te current listbox "Locale setting" ?
Comment 3 bugquestcontri 2014-01-07 06:27:47 UTC
If I understand you right my answer is YES.

If is is possible to make one check mark for taking over the regional settings it would be fine.

In LibO there is the word "local setting" which sounds to me like the "regional settings" in windows. 

Another alternative would be make all format settings in LibO independent of the language setting. This possibility would also have its own charm because it would then be even independent of the OS.

Which one is easier to be realized? I neither can read the source code nor can comment on it - Sorry!
Comment 4 tommy27 2014-01-07 10:12:20 UTC
set status back to NEW. clear description provided.