[XSLT] Format number like 123.456,78 (use comma for decimals and point for thousands)

We use a different notation for numbers. The comma is used for decimals, the point for thousands, like #.###,00. If I use this with format-number in XSL-FO, FOP generates an error. I get an error as well when using XSLT to generate HTML. I wonder whether this is possible at all?
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GreybirdCommented:
You should use something like that I think :

<xsl:decimal-format name="european" decimal-separator=',' grouping-separator='.' />
<xsl:value-of select="format-number(535.2, '#.###,00', 'european')"/>

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grexxAuthor Commented:
Thanks! (The xsl:decimal-format needs to be top level.)
Gertone (Geert Bormans)Information ArchitectCommented:
you need to give the format-number() function a third argument,
which is a string, name of a <xsl:decimal-format> element (top-level)

eg. <xsl:decimal-format name="myDecFormat"  decimal-separator="," grouping-separator="."/>

then format-number(1228.3, '#.###,00', 'myDecFormat')

cheers
Gertone (Geert Bormans)Information ArchitectCommented:
well,
ignore my post,
did not see it was answered yet
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