# "%.2f" format problem

String fmt = "%.2f";
outfile.write(String.format(fmt, point.core_dist));

I have got a problem. Using this format it prints out 2,0 and what I want to achieve is a decimal point so 2.0 How to solve that?
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Commented:
It is eaiser to use DecimalFormat for formatting than printf.
This is the simple example:
http://www.roseindia.net/java/beginners/DecimalFormatExample.shtml

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Commented:
This should give you what you want:

NumberFormat formatter = new DecimalFormat("#0.0");
outfile.write(formatter.format(point.core_dist));

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Author Commented:
It didn't help. Still writing a colon instead of decimal point. Any other suggestions?
Even if i do this  System.out.println(formatter.format(2.0)); it prints out 2,0 in the console instead of 2.0
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Commented:
What if you just print
System.out.println("2.0")

or another test

double dd = 2.05;

System.out.println("" + dd);

Do all these print comma istead of dot ?
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Author Commented:
yep they both print decimal point

This code:

NumberFormat formatter = new DecimalFormat("#0.0");
System.out.println(formatter.format(2.0));

System.out.println("2.0");
double dd = 2.05;
System.out.println("" + dd);

Gives the following results:
2,0
2.0
2.05
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Commented:
That is probably something wrong with locale
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Author Commented:
what do you mean by that?
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Commented:

Try this way:
Locale.setDefault(Locale.US);
NumberFormat formatter = new DecimalFormat("#0.0");
System.out.println(formatter.format(2.0));

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Author Commented:
That is working. Thanks a lot. Do you know how to change the locale permanently in netbeans?
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Commented:
I'd think taht it should read it from the system - go to Control Panel | regional Option (General tab) -
or maybe similar on different systems - and check if your system has correct Locale
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