[Python-ideas] Rough draft: Proposed format specifier for a thousands separator (discussion moved from python-dev)

Chris Rebert pyideas at rebertia.com
Thu Mar 12 19:44:13 CET 2009

On Thu, Mar 12, 2009 at 8:40 AM, Bruce Frederiksen <dangyogi at gmail.com> wrote:
> Raymond Hettinger wrote:
>>   James Knight observed that Indian/Pakistani numbering systems
>>   group by hundreds.
> I'm not 100% sure here, but I believe that in India, they insert a separator
> after the first 3 digits, then another after 2 more digits, then every 3
> digits after that (not sure if they use commas or periods, I think commas):
> 1,000,000,00,000

Not quite. I'm not Indian, but based off Wikipedia

"after the first three digits, a comma divides every two rather than
every three digits, thus:
Indian system: 12,12,12,123    5,05,000    7,00,00,00,000"


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