[ic] Europeanization of IC

Dan B db@cyclonehq.dnsalias.net
Mon, 12 Feb 2001 16:57:49 -0800

At 07:44 PM 2/11/2001 +0100, you wrote:
>On 10 Feb 2001 21:19:43 +0100, Stefan Hornburg wrote:
> >"Marius Schäfer" <maillist@b-p-a.com> writes:
> >>> On 10 Feb 2001 12:18:31 +0100, Stefan Hornburg wrote:
> >> >Although IC has support for localization and other stuff that suits
> >> >users allover the world, it is still a product with the main focus
> >> >on the American market (at least this is what I think).
> >> >
> >> >My company is greatly interested to fill in the gaps for users
> >> >in other countries, especially in Europe. As I'm visting Akopia with
> >> >an other IC developer in my company in the near future, I would
> >> >like to hear from you what do you miss from IC now in this respect.
> >> >
> >> >These points I will discuss there. Besides that CNS will work on
> >> >this stuff even if Akopia isn't interested in it now.
> >> >
> >>
> >> It is great to hear that you plan do improve the european "part" of 
> IC. I think a great improvement would be
> >>
> >> o payment-systems implementation which are available in europe (well,
> >> germany) like paybox.
> >
> >OK, added to the list. Are there any other payment systems mainly
> >used in Europe you would like to see support for ?
>I dont know which other systems are mainly used. We have a system from the 
>citicorp (a daughter from citibank). If there are more people interested, 
>I can give you a hand
>on this system.
>Additional to this, why not have an administration-interface where I can 
>handle all the payment-stuff. Like refund, cancel, authorize etc....
>I dont know if I am up2date, but the values for prices in the 
>products.asc/txt still must be with a dot, right? For us european people 
>it would be easier to use the well known
>commas :)

Wouldn't it be better to use neither?  If a price is
Then display it in the database as:
So the app will always assume that the last two digits are to the right of 
the decimal.
         1 = $0.01
         501 = $5.01

That way we would abstract away which symbol denotes the seperater.

Dan Browning, Cyclone Computer Systems, danb@cyclonecomputers.com