For 4.3 we are now, in the normal case, putting space between values and
units in spinners. e.g. now "10 mm" instead of "10mm".
For the degree symbol we are not putting space between value and unit,
i.e. it remains "10°"
I think those are hopefully uncontroversial.
The tricky case is the % symbol, because, while ISO-31-0 implies that
"10 %" is the preferred scientific format, English style guides prefer
"10%" and "10 %" looks "just plain wrong". It's a locale-dependent
formatting rule (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Percent_sign)
So to resolve this we now have a function formatPercent which takes the
number and the locale and runs it through icu's PercentInstance to
format it according to that locale's formatting rule. Which gives e.g.
"10 %" for de and "10%" for en. (http://site.icu-project.org/)
What this means is that:
a) In the English strings in .src files the source text should not have
a space between number and %. I think these are all fixed now.
b) You should check that the icu percent formatting rule is considered
correct for your language in the context of a office suite UI e.g. in
the spinner of view->zoom->zoom->variable
c) If you agree with icu's % formatting for your language then update
the translations for X% to be consistent with that formatting. Otherwise
we can fix icu or make a blacklist of languages which should be excluded
from the default icu percent formatting.
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