Bug 59254 - No decimal values in Entry with Numeric Keyboard in Dutch locale
Summary: No decimal values in Entry with Numeric Keyboard in Dutch locale
Status: RESOLVED DUPLICATE of bug 42000
Alias: None
Product: Forms
Classification: Xamarin
Component: Android ()
Version: unspecified
Hardware: PC Mac OS
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Reported: 2017-09-06 13:25 UTC by Gert Jan Schoneveld
Modified: 2018-01-18 17:59 UTC (History)
4 users (show)

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RESOLVED DUPLICATE of bug 42000

Description Gert Jan Schoneveld 2017-09-06 13:25:44 UTC
We have the problem that Dutch users cannot type in numbers with decimals like "2,75" when using the Numeric Keyboard on an Entry. They see a period (.) in the on screen keyboard, but tapping that doesn't do anything. There is no comma in the keyboard.

In the Netherlands, the comma (,) is the decimal separator. I guess that causes the problem. When we switch the tablet to English, everything works fine and you are able to type things like "2.75". 

Tested on multiple Samsung devices.
Comment 1 Paul DiPietro [MSFT] 2017-09-06 14:02:09 UTC

*** This bug has been marked as a duplicate of bug 42000 ***
Comment 2 Márcio de Souza Júnior 2017-10-24 10:15:38 UTC
Still not working on XF 2.4.0.282 using language: Português (Brasil).
Comment 3 Chris Pick 2018-01-18 17:53:13 UTC
This is an android bug..

https://issuetracker.google.com/issues/36907764

Fixed in android O
Comment 4 Chris Pick 2018-01-18 17:59:57 UTC
Not sure about Xamarin, but this is how I had to solve on native:

For entering the different data in editText, define a string for period decimal separator countries as "0123456789.-" and another string resource for comma separated:
"0123456789,-"

android:digits="@string/common_decimal_digits"
where the value would be something like this if hard coded
android:digits="0123456789,-"

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That opened another issue when inputType="numberDecimal" on samsung devices. The numeric keyboard only shows a period, no comma.. To fix this issue you have a few choices
1) Ask user to use non-samsung keyboard - not really feasible. 
2) Build a custom on screen layout/keyboard to do the data entry - overkill
3) Show the full keyboard, set inputType="text" (not bad, but a bit annoying)
4) Modify the IME action button, to be a duplicate comma/period for the action button, and when pressed, add it to the edit text.. (not great, but better than nothing)