The following examples show the decimal mark and the thousands separator in various countries that use the Hindu–Arabic numeral system.
Also good to know (meaning we should only really use one of the 2 first examples given, even if that doesn't solve the problem Andrew noticed originally):
The 22nd General Conference on Weights and Measures declared in 2003 that "the symbol for the decimal marker shall be either the point on the line or the comma on the line". It further reaffirmed that "numbers may be divided in groups of three in order to facilitate reading; neither dots nor commas are ever inserted in the spaces between groups". This usage has therefore been recommended by technical organizations, such as the United States' National Institute of Standards and Technology.
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> On further investigation:
> Countries using Arabic numerals with decimal point
> Countries where a dot "." is used to mark the radix point comprise roughly 60%
> of the world's population. They include:
> Australia, Botswana, British West Indies, Brunei, Canada (when using English),
> Dominican Republic, Egypt, Guatemala, Honduras, Hong Kong, India, Ireland,
> Israel, Japan, Kenya, Korea (both North and South), Lebanon, Luxembourg (uses
> both marks officially), Macau (in Chinese and English text), Malaysia, Malta,
> Mexico, Mongolia, Nepal, New Zealand, Nicaragua, Nigeria, Pakistan, Panama,
> People's Republic of China, Philippines, Singapore, Sri Lanka, Switzerland,
> Taiwan, Tanzania, Thailand, Uganda, United Kingdom, United States (including
> insular areas), Zimbabwe.
> Countries using Arabic numerals with decimal comma
> Countries where a comma "," is used to mark the radix point comprise roughly
> 24% of the world's population. They include:
> Albania, Andorra, Angola, Argentina, Armenia, Austria, Azerbaijan, Belarus,
> Belgium, Bolivia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Brazil, Bulgaria, Cameroon, Canada
> (when using French), Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, Croatia (comma used
> officially, but both forms are in use), Cuba, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark,
> East Timor, Ecuador, Estonia, Faroes, Finland, France, Germany, Georgia,
> Greece, Greenland, Hungary, Iceland, Indonesia, Italy, Kazakhstan, Kirgistan,
> Latvia, Lebanon, Lithuania, Luxembourg (uses both marks officially), Macau (in
> Portuguese text), Macedonia, Moldova, Mongolia, Morocco, Mozambique,
> Netherlands, Norway, Paraguay, Peru, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Russia, Serbia,
> Slovakia, Slovenia, South Africa, Spain, Switzerland, Sweden, Tunisia, Turkey,
> Ukraine, Uruguay, Uzbekistan, Venezuela, Vietnam.