While writing a script to get some information from top of the command line into applescript
and compare the numbers I stumbled upon a problem.
While top returns 22.5 applescript on my mac sees a number as 22,5.
The mac I use has german as locale, looks like the locale of the command line isn’t the same
and uses us notation.
So I created a short snippet to convert a string from 22.5 to 22,5 which can than be converted
to a number in applescript.
on dotStringNumber2commaStringNumber(stringNumber) set resultNumber to "" set char_list to every character of stringNumber set char_list_length to count char_list repeat with x from char_list_length to 1 by -1 set current to ( item (char_list_length - x + 1) of char_list) as string if current = "." then set current to "," set resultNumber to resultNumber & current end repeat return resultNumber end dotStringNumber2commaStringNumber
I know this isn’t the best solution but I haven’t found a simpler one, perhapsmsomebody else knows.