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After adding a column for "Time since previous frame in this TCP stream" there is a problem to sort that column. This is because of the use of comma as the decimal separation sign (which many countries use in Europe).

One solution, which I don't want to do each time (or should have to do), is to go to Windows Regional Settings and Additional settings and change the Decimal symbol from , (comma) to . (point), then Wireshark sort the column correctly. Is there any way to set this in Wireshark? (because other stuff doesn't work as normal when I've changed the Regional settings)


Daniel, Sweden.

asked 22 Oct '14, 05:31

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this is bug 8964 and we have no known workaround other than changing the Regional Settings.

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answered 22 Oct '14, 06:33

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Pascal, There are a lot of applications who can handle the regional differences (comma and point separator), why shouldn't it be possible to implement in Wireshark? What programming language is used for the failing part in the gui? C++?

prostetenic, Yes I know (and wrote about it in the second section in my first post).

(22 Oct '14, 06:54) hagel666

You can reduce the overall damage by just swapping the Comma for a decimal in regional settings. works in German win 7 Enterprise anyway.

Still annoying, but better than suddenly having $ for currency..

Edit: As a side note, you might want to consider chnging the list seperator ; for a , as well if you intend to export any columns to CSV format.. Just a tip.

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answered 22 Oct '14, 06:47

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