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  1. Jira Cloud
  2. JRACLOUD-75109

Allow end users to select their own separator for number fields outside of their language or region

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      Problem Definition

      When number fields are displayed in Jira, and these values exceed 3 digits, there is a convention to use a separator in order to show the difference between thousands, millions, billions, etc. much more easily at a glance.

      However end users in Jira Cloud do not have the ability to select which separator they see, at least not directly. Instead the only way to currently control this is to change your language settings and have your language/region settings adjust this on your behalf. For English, this is always the comma. For many users the comma is not an ideal way to separate these values.

      Examples:

      Language appearance
      English 5,432
      Russian 5 432
      Español 5.432

      Numbers consisting of long sequences of digits can be made more readable by separating them into groups, preferably groups of three, separated by a small space. For this reason, ISO 31-0 specifies that such groups of digits should never be separated by a comma or point, as these are reserved for use as the decimal sign.

      Suggested Solution

      In the account settings, let users choose how number value separators should be displayed outside of language norms.

      Why this is important

      End users will sometimes want to see this differently, as it can be much easier to read and understand for different users. End users should have the ability to choose their own personal setting here.

      Workaround

      Changing your Language settings found on https://id.atlassian.com/manage-profile/account-preferences to a value such as Russian (Русский) can allow you to view number fields without a comma/period separator. There also might be other languages that behave in this way.

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            aheinzer Andy Heinzer
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