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10.5: Set custom number and currency formats
Authored by: wjv on Dec 11, '08 01:13:47PM
Number and currency format customisation in OS X seems both horribly complex and horribly broken. (And it's been a lot worse since they've removed the relevant Preferences panel in Tiger.)

For instance, even using this hint does not prevent iTunes from using the "default" decimal separator for your region.

Anyway, this guy has gone and investigated the situation rather extensively, and his wiki page lists a few more options than this hint:

http://www.macfreek.nl/mindmaster/Decimal_Seperator_in_Mac_OS_X

And in response to a poster way back in this thread, OS X's "defaults" for may territories are so far from the official standard, it's not even funny. Hence the fact that this hint is VERY useful for some of us.

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