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FEATURE REQUEST: comma (,) also useable as decimal point

Posted: Fri Jun 23, 2006 2:42 pm
by FastEddy
for the many german users (me too) with german keyboard and key layout it would be very great, when the comma (,) would also be accepted by the gui as decimal separator like the point (.) - because then they could use the numpad for value input without having to jump to the point-key on the other part of the keyboard.

possible to implement that?

fasteddy

Posted: Fri Jun 23, 2006 4:31 pm
by alelink
oh, yes please implements this!!
I'm in Italy, but I'm on a Mac, so we have the comma in the keypad too!

Posted: Fri Jun 23, 2006 6:59 pm
by stiv
Mapping numpad point to comma sounds like a job for the xmodmap utility. At least when running X.

Posted: Mon Jun 26, 2006 1:48 pm
by kAinStein
stiv wrote:Mapping numpad point to comma sounds like a job for the xmodmap utility. At least when running X.
It's less a matter of keymapping as of l10n. In many (if not most) countries a comma is used as decimal separator, so it makes sense and shouldn't be hard at all to do so...

Posted: Thu Jun 29, 2006 10:52 am
by FastEddy
kAinStein wrote:
stiv wrote:Mapping numpad point to comma sounds like a job for the xmodmap utility. At least when running X.
It's less a matter of keymapping as of l10n. In many (if not most) countries a comma is used as decimal separator, so it makes sense and shouldn't be hard at all to do so...
nevertheless it's quite a big problem for all these people using windows.
perhaps it could be done by a routine in the numbutton-code which simply changes comma char - if found - into a point.

fasteddy

Posted: Thu Jun 29, 2006 1:50 pm
by wavk
Yes I'm having trouble with this as well, couldn't find a system preference for changing it to a dot... quite bugging