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    Better Number Parsing

    Can you add support to parse commas (,) and maybe periods (.) at 3 digit number groups (ie 1,000) for aid, military training, and war room?

    I occasionally copy and paste values from systems and tool (ie: a calculator) into those pages, and then have to go and remove the commas to execute the command. Would be nice user friendly feature to optionally support and allow those characters in the correct locations.

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    So annoying copying def from a som or sot Ingame and pasting it in the war room and having to manually remove the comma.

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    I suspect it would be tricky to manage given the difference between EU and US methods of comma vs period in numbers.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Zauper View Post
    I suspect it would be tricky to manage given the difference between EU and US methods of comma vs period in numbers.
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    I'd prefer the way it currently is over a US centric change.

    I'm not sure how you'd code it but maybe it's possible to fetche the country setting from the users browser?

    Quote Originally Posted by Pillz View Post
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    So annoying copying def from a som or sot Ingame and pasting it in the war room and having to manually remove the comma.
    So let's remove the comma from som's or sot's instead and make it neural.
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    I assume there should be a fairly simple regular expression to do the client side validation, and then just strip the characters on the server side.

    On the US centric statement, it's either already us centric and supporting the (probably wrong) US standard would make some sense. Or the game is properly using locale to display numbers and should support input in that same locale.

    I totally agree the game should support locale standards for display and input.

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    Using periods over commas disqualifies you from personhood.

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    lets not fight over commas, periods or spaces. I'll gladly agree the Imperial measurement system is terrible.

    But from what I can gather from inspecting the client side code, utopia already submits the aid page's input with commas, periods, and spaces to the server. A web server should have no problems handling the various ways a number could legitimately look like.

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