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Allow / force comma instead of dot in number field

    • tille

    • January 8, 2021 at 11:42 pm


    due to regional formatting conventions (Germany) I would need the number field to be able to accept commas. Ideally the field would either force the use of commas, as it currently forces the use of dots – or even better would be an automatic transformation of dots to commas, if an editor decides to use dots.

    I hope I’m just missing something and that this or something similar is possible.

    thank you very much!

    ps: since i couldn’t open a support ticket (“Error – Failed to send”) I’ll try it here in the forums. Apologies if this is not the right place to ask for support… :/

  • Dots vs commas is controlled by and built into the browser and is not a function of ACF, all ACF does is output <input type="number"> What the browser does is dependent on where the user is and that person’s browser setting for language, in some browser.

    • tille

    • January 12, 2021 at 11:20 pm

    This of course didn’t really solve my problem of having editorial staff with different language browsers – but at least now I know what causes the problem.

    I read that adding a language marker to the field could force the numbers’ format… like this:

    <input type="number" lang="en">

    Is there any way to add such a language marker to the number field?

    Thank you very much!

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