1234.56 vs 1234,56

While working at Takeaway.com developing a multilingual, multi-currency, multi-whatever-you-want app we released our first version to be used in a local restaurant in the Netherlands.

A couple of days later our product-owner from the Netherlands contacted our product-manager in Israel and told him that he used the catalog feature on our app and couldn’t enter the comma (,) character in the price field.

The decimal separator is a dot (.), not a comma, well, at least I thought so.

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The problem(s):

“Localization is the process of adapting internationalized software for a specific region or language by translating text and adding locale-specific…


Daniel Liverant

Front-end developer, Angular enthusiast

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