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Author vstinner
Recipients Arfrever, Ariel.Ben-Yehuda, berker.peksag, chris.jerdonek, eric.smith, ezio.melotti, loewis, serhiy.storchaka, vstinner
Date 2012-09-20.12:03:47
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> I can't reproduce this with Python 2.7.3.
> >>> locale.setlocale(locale.LC_NUMERIC, 'fr_FR')
> 'fr_FR'
> >>> u'{:n}'.format(10000)
> u'10 000'

I don't understand why, but the all french locales are the same. Some "french locale" uses the standard ASCII space (U+0020) as thousand seperator, others use the non-breaking space (U+00A0). I suppose that some systems prefer to avoid non-ASCII characters to avoid "Unicode issues".

On Ubuntu 12.04, locale.localeconv()['thousands_sep'] is chr(32) for the locale fr_FR.utf8.

You may need to install other locales to test this issue. For example, the ps_AF locale uses U+066b as the decimal point and the thousands separator.

I chose to not fix the issue in Python 3.2 because it needs to change too much code (and I don't want to introduce a regression and 3.2 code is very different than 3.3). You should upgrade to Python 3.3, or reimplement the Unicode format() function for numbers using locale.localeconv() ('thousands_sep', 'decimal_point' and 'grouping') :-/

Or find a more motivated developer. Or I can do the job if you pay me ;-)

(Read also the issue #13706 for more information.)
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