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Request #53457 number_format must support more than one character for thousands separator
Submitted: 2010-12-02 23:16 UTC Modified: 2010-12-03 11:10 UTC
From: mbabuskov at yahoo dot com Assigned: aharvey
Status: Closed Package: Strings related
PHP Version: Irrelevant OS: Any
Private report: No CVE-ID:
 [2010-12-02 23:16 UTC] mbabuskov at yahoo dot com
From the documentation for number_format function:

    Sets the thousands separator.
    Only the first byte of thousands_sep is used. 

This makes it useless for any real world usage. The recommended HTML character for thousands separator is half-space, or   which is 8 characters. Function is only usable for obsolete or archaic systems

Test script:
echo number_format(123456, 2, '.', ' ');

Expected result:
123 456.00

Actual result:


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 [2010-12-03 10:37 UTC]
-Status: Open +Status: Assigned -Assigned To: +Assigned To: aharvey
 [2010-12-03 11:10 UTC]
Automatic comment from SVN on behalf of aharvey
Log: Implement FR #53457 (number_format must support more than one character for
thousands separator).
 [2010-12-03 11:10 UTC]
-Status: Assigned +Status: Closed
 [2010-12-03 11:10 UTC]
This bug has been fixed in SVN.

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