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    Posted: 04 Apr 2016 at 06:09
I've been playing illy for a while and my dwarf eyes are getting old. I sell stuff whenever I play but sometimes it takes a while for me to make sure I didn't make a huge mistake when I take a look at my recent transactions. Take a look:



Great, I sold some saddles but what the hell did I sell it for? Is that half a billion?? No that doesn't sound right. Sometimes I try to cover up some of the zeros with a finger but these calloused stumpy dwarf fingers of mine makes it hard. I just wish I had some commas in my life that's all.

The same problem happens during the Place Buy/Sell Order Confirmation screen:


Did I just offer up damn near my entire net worth for a sword? Eh better hit cancel just to be sure...

I know this isn't a ground breaking suggestion but I'm getting old and I don't have much time before I must return to the Stone from which I was created. This suggestion would save me some time (which is a rare commodity for me these days) and would allow me to quickly undercut my competition without fear of miscounting all the zeros.

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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Marquesta Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 04 Apr 2016 at 06:16
I agree, commas would be exceedingly helpful! Thanks for bringing it up!
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In some countries, the comma IS the decimal point.
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Rill Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 04 Apr 2016 at 12:52
Another possibility would be to use spaces rather than commas.  That would avoid the confusion of comma vs. decimal point.
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote IbnSenna Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 04 Apr 2016 at 12:59
why not let localization parameters use whatever defaults for numbers display is set? — Apple and (even) MS Windows apps usually respect the user's account settings…
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Here is a simple way to add thousands separators that is released under the MIT License ;)

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Likes this suggestion.
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Hyrdmoth Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 04 Apr 2016 at 23:30
Gah. Double post fail.

Edited by Hyrdmoth - 04 Apr 2016 at 23:33
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Hyrdmoth Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 04 Apr 2016 at 23:31
I've seen scientific notation used in at least one place in Illyriad, eg 5.0E+7 which is equal to 50,000,000

That would be another alternative.

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The coma's would help

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