The radix point is the decimal separator character.
A third of the world uses a
,, another third use a
. and the remaining do not seem to care... And then you have cases like Switzerland which use
, for most numbers, and
. when talking about money!
In all this we're trying to unify the input so want to something like
Please enter all numbers using a "." as the decimal separator
There will be non-technical people using this, and there will be people from around the world who are used to using
, for their decimal separator.
a) Is there a better term for "decimal separator"?
b) Is there a better way to phrase the statement to make it clear what we're asking?