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    [RESOLVED] javascript and globalization

    I have website where users can use the language of their preference.

    So far, a user can choose between English and Dutch. When they want to store the numeric value 0.25, they need to enter 0.25 for English and 0,25 for Dutch. So far it works fine.

    Now comes the problem. I want to do some clientside calculations base on the user input, just for their clarity. I have 2 input fields (both with decimal values), I want to divide them and show the result in another input field.

    Now, the problem is, that when I enter 0,25 (dutch version) in the second field, javascript interprets this as 0. it simply ignores everything behind the ','. Looks like javascript has English as its language.

    Is there anyway to set the globalization culture of javascript?

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    Re: javascript and globalization

    Not directly. Your best option is to use a temporary variable to do calculations. With that variable, string replace all commas to periods. Then do the calculations.
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    Re: javascript and globalization

    Yes, js speaks "English". You would need to take input "number" as text and then manually parse it converting to real number (detect language and then replace comma with dot if it's Dutch).
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    Re: javascript and globalization

    Ok that's clear.

    In the mean while, I found a JQuery plugin that can do calculations in English en Dutch format.

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