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10.4: Restore custom international number formats
Authored by: macfreek on Jan 27, '07 04:02:13PM

This drove (and still drives) me nuts. I tried to extensively found what parameters cause things to change. I found at least 4 different stories on the internet, but this at least seem to always work. A bit may be superfluous though.

Open a terminal, and type (for 1,746.18€ as number format):

defaults write .GlobalPreferences AppleICUNumberSymbols -dict 0 '.' 1 ',' 10 '.' 8 '€'
defaults write .GlobalPreferences AppleICUNumberFormatStrings -dict-add 2 '#,##0.00¤;-#,##0.00¤'
defaults write com.apple.HIToolbox AppleDecimalSeparator -dict smRoman '.'
defaults write com.apple.HIToolbox AppleThousandSeparator -dict smRoman ','
defaults write com.apple.systempreferences AppleIntlCustomFormat -dict-add AppleDecimalSeparator '.'
defaults write com.apple.systempreferences AppleIntlCustomFormat -dict-add AppleThousandSeparator ','

or type (for €1 746.18 as number format):

defaults write .GlobalPreferences AppleICUNumberSymbols -dict 0 '.' 1 ' ' 10 '.' 8 '€'
defaults write .GlobalPreferences AppleICUNumberFormatStrings -dict-add 2 '¤# ##0.00;¤-# ##0.00'
defaults write com.apple.HIToolbox AppleDecimalSeparator -dict smRoman '.'
defaults write com.apple.HIToolbox AppleThousandSeparator -dict smRoman ' '
defaults write com.apple.systempreferences AppleIntlCustomFormat -dict-add AppleDecimalSeparator '.'
defaults write com.apple.systempreferences AppleIntlCustomFormat -dict-add AppleThousandSeparator ' '


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