Subject Re: PLUS1231Runtime-b2591
From Gaetano <>
Date Fri, 11 Sep 2020 06:10:59 +1000
Newsgroups dbase.getting-started

On 10/09/2020 23:17, Cornelius wrote:
> Hi there. I did a upgrade from dbase 6.1 November 18. dbase 12
> I converted programs and developed and installed then successfully using the above runtime installer.
> With last installation of same program all the numeric points turned from full stop to a comma. I did installation on one pc and that was correct and next day on 2nd pc it was wrong. I tried again with no luck. I hope someone can explain this to me!
> Thanks in advance.
I remember Mervyn said that the date formats had changed in South Africa
some time in the year 2000's and a quick search does indicate that South
Africa uses the decimal comma as an official setting:,%3B%20three%20tenths%3B%20two%20hundredths.

South Africa officially uses a decimal comma, with a space as thousands
separators. Example: 1 450 789,32

When South Africa adopted the metric system, it adopted the comma as its
decimal separator.

It is quite possible that some users didn't like the new setting or
needed the old setting for whatever reason so they changed the regional
settings back to the old format and some users didn't so their dBase
apps are picking the new decimal separator.