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Well, I'm using LibreOffice 6.2.3 (with Ubuntu) and have created a csv file
with two data rows

Then set my global locale to Italian(Italy) and try to open the csv file.
(which is using a tab to separate values btw)
If in the dialog box I change the defaulted Italian(Italy) locale to
English(USA) everything works as expected, with the data in the now
Italian(Italy) local file:

If I do not set the locale in the import dialog to a locale which used the
'.' for decimal it does not work properly.

But if doing it in that order does is not working on the MAC then I would
say yes you should open an issue in the bug tracker.

Best wishes,


On Tue, Apr 23, 2019 at 11:08 PM Andrea Venturoli <> wrote:

On 4/23/19 10:39 PM, Italo Vignoli wrote:
IMHO the issue could be related to the cell format, either to the number
of decimals or to the thousands separator. In any case, the cell format
can be tweaked.

Thanks for your answer.
However I'm not sure what you mean here:

_ tweaking on the CSV side? Sure I can, but I'd rather not: the file has
other uses, besides being importe in LibreOffice; also it's already
correct (for some definition of correct, i.e. English locale);

_ tweaking during import? I don't see any option to choose decimal
separator; only locale setting, which, as I said, does not work.

_ settings decimal separator globally? This is not what my customer
wants: she wants to work with Italian locale, but be able to import this
single file with dot as decimal separator; the option seems to be there,
just not working.

_ Something else? What?

What I'm trying to understand is whether the fact that setting locale in
the import dialog has no effect is a bug (which I should report) or if
I'm just trying something that will never work conveniently and I'll
need to think about a different workflow.

  bye & Thanks

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