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Regional Setting decimal symbol change

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Last Modified: 2013-12-05
THE PROBLEM
I have a customer, in Australia (not sure what their regional setting is, e.g. language, but lets assume it's EN-Australia) who now has the letter "n" instead of a period "." as the symbol to denote the decimal place.  For example:

1.000001 is now 1n000001
25.65% is now 25n65

I'm pretty sure the problem is that the regional settings were changed so that the decimal symbol is now "n" instead of a period ".".  

MY ACTIONS TAKEN
I have a Windows 2000 VM that I am testing with and I cannot recreate this.  I went into the regional settings for all users and changed the period to an "n", however, no programs reflect this change.  I went into the registry and searched and replaced all entries for "sDecimal", which is the string that stores the decimal symbol for users.  Still no luck.

THE QUESTIONS
1. How do I change the decimal symbol for all users and have it reflected in different programs?
2. Does anyone think that something else is causing this? If so, what would it be?
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