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The output formats in Wireshark 3.0.x and Wireshark 3.2.x for decimals differ

asked 2020-05-04 09:41:53 +0000

updated 2020-05-04 17:45:51 +0000

Guy Harris gravatar image

if I start wireshark version 3.0.9 I get the output with "." e.g. "6.0" if I start wireshark version 3.2.2 I get the output with "," e.g. "6,0" for windows version of wireshark, buster version also shows "6.0" What do I have to do for windows version to get also "6.0" ?? I had a look to preferences/languages and it is always english.

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Can you copy and paste the text from the Help -> About Wireshark -> Wireshark dialog for the 2 versions that differ in the output?

grahamb gravatar imagegrahamb ( 2020-05-04 10:09:18 +0000 )edit


Version 3.0.9 (v3.0.9-0-g3b0e985675c4) 
Copyright 1998-2020 Gerald Combs <[email protected]> and contributors. License GPLv2+: GNU GPL version 2 or later <> This is free software; see the source for copying conditions. There is NO warranty; not even for MERCHANTABILITY or FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE. 
Compiled (64-bit) with Qt 5.12.6, with WinPcap SDK (WpdPack) 4.1.2, with GLib 2.52.2, with zlib 1.2.11, with SMI 0.4.8, with c-ares 1.14.0, with Lua 5.2.4, with GnuTLS 3.6.3 and PKCS #11 support, with Gcrypt 1.8.3, with MIT Kerberos, with MaxMind DB resolver, with nghttp2 1.39.2, with LZ4, with Snappy, with libxml2 2.9.9, with QtMultimedia, with AirPcap, with SBC, with SpanDSP, with bcg729. 
Running on 64-bit Windows 10 (1809), build 17763 ...
Anastasia gravatar imageAnastasia ( 2020-05-04 10:16:05 +0000 )edit

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answered 2020-05-04 10:30:08 +0000

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From your output:

with locale German_Germany.1252

The newer version respects your locale settings, the earlier version did not. To make Wireshark not use your system locale, set the locale to whatever is required in Preferences -> Appearance -> Language.

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