[fpc-pascal] Decimal dot

Koenraad Lelong koen1 at brouwerij.homelinux.net
Thu May 8 22:00:55 CEST 2008

Michael Van Canneyt schreef:
> On Thu, 8 May 2008, Koenraad Lelong wrote:
>> Hello,
>> I need to log some real values so I write them to a file. Unfortunately
>> the real's are in the form of xxx.yyy, mark the dot. If I try to import
>> that file in OOo Calc, on the same PC, I get text-values instead of
>> numbers. If I substitue the dots by comma's I get number-values and I
>> can make graphs.
>> Am I doing something wrong that fpc writes decimal dots and OOo expects
>> comma's ? I think it's something to do with locales but I don't know
>> where to look to configure things.
> You need to set the DecimalSeparator character (to ',' in your case) , 
> and format  your floats with floattostr or one of the other formatting 
> routines in sysutils.
> The system unit routines always use '.' as a decimal separator. If you don't
> want to use the sysutils routines, use Str() to convert to a string, and replace
> the dot with a comma in the resulting string.
> Michael.

Thanks, good to know that.

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