Feature request #13281

Support different thousand separators for the numeric scalebar in map composer

Added by Anita Graser over 1 year ago. Updated about 1 year ago.

Status:Open Start Date:08/28/2015
Priority:Normal Due date:
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Category:Map Composer / Printing
Target version:Future Release - Nice to have
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Platform version: Pull Request or Patch supplied:No
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Currently, the thousand separator for the numeric scalebar is hard coded to a space, i.e. "1:10 000". This style is uncommon in many parts of the world where it should be "1:10,000" or "1:10.000". I suggest adding an option to pick a separator character.

Related issues

related to QGIS Application - Feature request #6287: Thousand separators to numeric scalebar in map composer Closed 08/31/2012


Updated by Denis Rouzaud over 1 year ago

  • Status changed from Open to Feedback

As pointed in the related issue, the thousand separator depends on your locale settings.
Isn't it working as expected?

I think the general policy is to avoid adding settings for everything. Here we have the opportunity to use locale settings, so no new option should be needed.

Updated by Anita Graser over 1 year ago

Imho, this is not satisfactory for the following reason: If I have a client/template which requires a certain format, do you expect me to always change my locale to try find a setting which produces the required formatting? That's not user-friendly at all. Also - if it really works that way - the user has no idea that the system locale affects this.

Updated by Anita Graser over 1 year ago

Would you mind changing this back to "open"? Thanks.

Updated by Anita Graser over 1 year ago


Updated by Michel Kuhlmann about 1 year ago


Updated by Nyall Dawson about 1 year ago

  • Status changed from Feedback to Open

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