Global Sourcebook for International Data Management

                                         by Graham Rhind

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Number formats

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Separators

The format in which numbers may be written differs by culture/country. Differences are mainly in the separators used to indication thousands and decimals. Some formats used include:

Number format
Afghanistan ۱٫۲۳۴٬۴۵
1234.45
Albania 1.234,45
Algeria ۱٫۲۳۴٬۴۵
1234.45
Andorra 1.234,45
Angola 1.234,45
Anguilla 1234.45
Antigua and Barbuda 1234.45
Argentina 1.234,45
Armenia 1234.45
Aruba 1.234,45
Ascension Island 1234.45
Australia 1234.45
Austria 1.234,45
Azerbaijan 1 234,45
Bahamas 1234.45
Bahrain ۱٫۲۳۴٬۴۵
1234.45
Bangladesh 1234.45
Barbados 1234.45
Belarus 1 234,45
Belgium 1.234,45
Belize 1234.45
Benin 1 234,45
Bermuda 1234.45
Bhutan 1234.45
Bolivia 1.234,45
Bonaire 1.234,45
Bosnia-Hercegovina 1.234,45
Botswana 1 234.45
1234.45
Brazil 1.234,45
British Virgin Islands 1234.45
Brunei Darussalam 1.234,45
Bulgaria 1 234,45
Burkina Faso 1 234,45
Burundi 1 234,45
1.234,45
Cambodia 1.234,45
Cameroon 1 234,45
1234.45
Canada 1 234,45
1234.45
Cape Verde 1 234,45
Cayman Islands 1234.45
Central African Republic 1 234,45
1.234,45
Chad 1 234,45
۱٫۲۳۴٬۴۵
Chile 1.234,45
China 1234.45
Christmas Island 1234.45
Cocos (Keeling) Islands 1234.45
Colombia 1.234,45
Comoros 1 234,45
۱٫۲۳۴٬۴۵
Congo (Democratic Republic of - Kinshasa) 1 234,45
1.234,45
Congo (Republic of the - Brazzaville) 1 234,45
1.234,45
Cook Islands 1234.45
Costa Rica 1.234,45
Croatia 1.234,45
Cuba 1234.45
Curacao 1.234,45
Cyprus 1.234,45
Czechia / Czech Republic 1 234,45
Denmark 1.234,45
Djibouti 1 234,45
۱٫۲۳۴٬۴۵
1234.45
Dominica 1234.45
Dominican Republic 1234.45
East Timor 1 234,45
Ecuador 1.234,45
1234.45
Egypt ۱٫۲۳۴٬۴۵
1234.45
El Salvador 1234.45
Equatorial Guinea 1 234,45
1.234,45
Eritrea ۱٫۲۳۴٬۴۵
1234.45
1ወ234.45
Estonia 1 234.45
Ethiopia 1234.45
1'234.45
1ወ234.45
Faeroe Islands / Faroe Islands 1.234,45
Falkland Islands 1234.45
Fiji 1234.45
Finland 1 234,45
France 1 234,45
French Guiana 1 234,45
French Polynesia 1 234,45
Gabon 1 234,45
Gambia 1 234,45
1234.45
Georgia 1 234,45
Germany 1.234,45
Ghana 1 234,45
1234.45
Gibraltar 1234.45
Greece 1.234,45
Greenland 1.234,45
Grenada 1234.45
Guadeloupe 1 234,45
Guam 1234.45
Guatemala 1234.45
Guernsey 1234.45
Guinea 1 234,45
1234.45
Guinea-Bissau 1 234,45
Guyana 1234.45
Haiti 1 234,45
Holy See 1 234,45
1.234,45
Honduras 1234.45
Hong Kong 1234.45
Hungary 1 234,45
Iceland 1.234,45
India 1234.45
Indonesia 1.234,45
Iran 1,234/45
۱٫۲۳۴٬۴۵
Iraq ۱٫۲۳۴٬۴۵
1234.45
Ireland 1234.45
Isle of Man 1234.45
Israel ۱٫۲۳۴٬۴۵
1234.45
Italy 1.234,45
Ivory Coast 1 234,45
Jamaica 1234.45
Japan 1234.45
Jersey 1234.45
Jordan ۱٫۲۳۴٬۴۵
1234.45
Kazakhstan 1 234-45
Kenya 1234.45
Kiribati 1234.45
Kosovo 1 234,45
1.234,45
Kuwait ۱٫۲۳۴٬۴۵
1234.45
Kyrgyzstan 1 234,45
1 234-45
Laos 1.234,45
Latvia 1 234,45
Lebanon ۱٫۲۳۴٬۴۵
1234.45
Lesotho 1 234,45
1234.45
Liberia 1234.45
Libya ۱٫۲۳۴٬۴۵
1234.45
Liechtenstein 1’234.45
Lithuania 1.234,45
Luxembourg 1 234,45
1.234,45
Macao 1234.45
Madagascar 1234.45
Malawi 1234.45
Malaysia 1234.45
Maldives 1234.45
Mali 1 234,45
1 234.45
1234.45
Malta 1234.45
Marshall Islands 1234.45
Martinique 1 234,45
Mauritania 1 234,45
1.234,45
Mauritius 1 234,45
1 234.45
1234.45
Mayotte 1 234,45
Mexico 1234.45
Micronesia 1234.45
Moldova 1 234,45
1.234,45
Monaco 1 234,45
Mongolia 1 234,45
Montenegro 1.234,45
Montserrat 1234.45
Morocco ۱٫۲۳۴٬۴۵
1234.45
Mozambique 1 234,45
1.234,45
Myanmar 1234.45
Namibia 1 234,45
1234.45
Nauru 1234.45
Nepal 1234.45
Netherlands 1.234,45
New Caledonia 1 234,45
New Zealand 1234.45
Nicaragua 1234.45
Niger 1 234,45
1 234.45
1234.45
Nigeria 1 234,45
1234.45
Niue 1234.45
Norfolk Island 1234.45
North Korea 1234.45
North Macedonia 1 234,45
1.234,45
Northern Mariana Islands 1234.45
Norway 1 234,45
Oman ۱٫۲۳۴٬۴۵
1234.45
Pakistan ۱٫۲۳۴٬۴۵
1234.45
Palau 1234.45
Panama 1234.45
Papua New Guinea 1234.45
Paraguay 1.234,45
Peru 1.234,45
Philippines 1234.45
Pitcairn Islands 1234.45
Poland 1 234,45
Portugal 1.234,45
Puerto Rico 1234.45
Qatar ۱٫۲۳۴٬۴۵
1234.45
Reunion 1 234,45
Romania 1.234,45
Russia 1 234,45
Rwanda 1 234,45
1.234,45
1234.45
Saba 1.234,45
Saint Helena 1234.45
Saint Kitts and Nevis 1234.45
Saint Lucia 1234.45
Saint Pierre and Miquelon 1 234,45
Saint Vincent and the Grenadines 1234.45
Saint-Barthelemy 1 234,45
Saint-Martin 1 234,45
Samoa 1234.45
San Marino 1.234,45
Sao Tome and Principe 1 234,45
Saudi Arabia ۱٫۲۳۴٬۴۵
1234.45
Senegal 1 234,45
1.234,45
Serbia 1.234,45
Seychelles 1 234,45
1234.45
Sierra Leone 1 234,45
1234.45
Singapore 1234.45
Sint Eustatius 1.234,45
Sint Maarten 1.234,45
Slovakia 1 234,45
Slovenia 1.234,45
Solomon Islands 1234.45
Somalia ۱٫۲۳۴٬۴۵
1234.45
South Africa 1 234,45
1 234.45
1234.45
South Korea 1234.45
South Sudan ۱٫۲۳۴٬۴۵
1234.45
Spain 1.234,45
Sri Lanka 1234.45
Sudan ۱٫۲۳۴٬۴۵
1234.45
Suriname 1.234,45
Swaziland 1 234,45
1234.45
Sweden 1.234,45
Switzerland 1’234.45
Syria ۱٫۲۳۴٬۴۵
1234.45
Taiwan 1234.45
Tajikistan 1 234,45
Tanzania 1234.45
Thailand 1234.45
Togo 1 234,45
1234.45
Tokelau 1234.45
Tonga 1234.45
Trinidad and Tobago 1234.45
Tunisia ۱٫۲۳۴٬۴۵
1234.45
Turkey 1.234,45
Turkmenistan 1 234,45
Turks and Caicos Islands 1234.45
Tuvalu 1234.45
Uganda 1234.45
Ukraine 1 234,45
United Arab Emirates ۱٫۲۳۴٬۴۵
1234.45
United Kingdom 1234.45
United States of America 1234.45
United States Virgin Islands 1234.45
Uruguay 1.234,45
Uzbekistan 1 234,45
Vanuatu 1 234,45
1234.45
Venezuela 1.234,45
Vietnam 1.234,45
Wallis and Futuna 1 234,45
Western Sahara ۱٫۲۳۴٬۴۵
1234.45
Yemen ۱٫۲۳۴٬۴۵
1234.45
Zambia 1234.45
Zimbabwe 1234.45

Negative Numbers

Negative numbers can be displayed in several ways: using the negative sign (before or after the number), using brackets/parentheses or printing them in red, often depending on context. We do not have information about how these differ on a country-by-country basis. For example:

   -123
   123-
   (123)
   [123]
   123

Numbers in different scripts

Numbers are written differently in different scripts. For example:

Script Example numbers
Latin 0123456789
Arabic ٠‎ ١‎ ٢‎ ٣‎ ٤‎ ٥‎ ٦‎ ٧‎ ٨‎ ٩
Bengla ০ ১ ২ ৩ ৪ ৫ ৬ ৭ ৮ ৯
Chinese and Japanese 〇 一 二 三 四 五 六 七 八 九 十
Devanagari ० १ २ ३ ४ ५ ६ ७ ८ ९
Gujarati ୦ ୧ ୨ ୩ ୪ ୫ ୬ ୭ ୮ ୯
Gurkukhi ੦ ੧ ੨ ੩ ੪ ੫ ੬ ੭ ੮ ੯
Hebrew א ,ב ,ג, ד, ה, ו, ז, ח ,ט
Kannada ೦ ೧ ೨ ೩ ೪ ೫ ೬ ೭ ೮ ೯
Korean 일 이 삼 사 오 육 칠 팔 구 or 하나 둘 셋 넷 다섯 여섯 일곱 여덟 아홉
Malayalam ൦ ൧ ൨ ൩ ൪ ൫ ൬ ൭ ൮ ൯
Odia ୦ ୧ ୨ ୩ ୪ ୫ ୬ ୭ ୮ ୯
Tami ௦ ௧ ௨ ௩ ௪ ௫ ௬ ௭ ௮ ௯
Telugu ౦ ౧ ౨ ౩ ౪ ౫ ౬ ౭ ౮ ౯
Thai ๐ ๑ ๒ ๓ ๔ ๕ ๖ ๗ ๘ ๙
Tibetan ༠ ༡ ༢ ༣ ༤ ༥ ༦ ༧ ༨ ༩

They might contain different number sets - some scripts, for example, have a separate glyph to indicate the number 10.

Digit grouping

Note that not all cultures group digits in groups of three, for example:

   1,203,254.25

Hindi, for example, groups digits in twos except for a three-digit grouping to denote hundreds:

   12,03,254.25

For more information see docs.microsoft.com/en-us/globalization/locale/number-formatting External


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All information copyright Graham Rhind 2021. Any information used should be acknowledged and referenced.