Question on the "csv" library

Hrvoje Niksic hniksic at
Fri Aug 28 19:19:44 CEST 2009

David Smith <dns4 at> writes:

>> 2- the "C" in "CSV" does not mean "comma" for Microsoft Excel; the ";"
>> comes from my regional Spanish settings
> The C really does stand for comma.  I've never seen MS spit out
> semi-colon separated text on a CSV format.

That's because you're running MS Office in a US language environment.
In almost all of Europe MS products use comma as the decimal separator,
and semicolon for CSV field separation.

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