[Libreoffice] Calc usability improvements
hunteke at earlham.edu
Fri Nov 12 04:22:56 PST 2010
At 5:32am -0500 Fri, 12 Nov 2010, Michael Meeks wrote:
> On Thu, 2010-11-11 at 23:30 -0800, Patrick Bakker wrote:
>>>> SEMI-COLON INSTEAD OF COMMA AS FUNCTION ARGUMENT SEPARATOR
> Kohei (or was it Jody) fixed this many moons ago; I believe the
> default is set to improve usability here in LibreOffice; I too fell
> over this as my first step using calc (as an en_US user). Of course -
> our patch 'fixes' this only for locales where it makes sense : eg.
> English. for (eg.) German& French - it remains ';' for separator
> since ',' is a decimal separator there. 3,5 (de) == 3.5 (en)
Man, some smart people on this list and. As a conceited en_US user, I
just learned the ';' approach initially and accepted it as a quirk of a
different product. I didn't even think there might have been a reason
behind it (other locales!). And when it changed to ',' I didn't give it
a second thought.
Do you know roughly when? I could have sworn it was 3.0, but perhaps
that was because of out-of-band patches from the *nix distros I was
using at the time.
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