I'd like to change the thousands separator such that
Your options are to either take the
, formatted output and replace the commas, switch locales and use the
'n' number format (which will format the number based on the current locale), or use a third party library like babel. The latter gives you full locale control over number formatting, for example, provided there is a locale that uses U+066C as the thousands separator.
format() function, the first option is quite straight-forward really:
>>> format(1234, ',').replace(',', '\u066c') '1٬234'
I have yet to find a locale that directly would use
\u066c for Western Arabic numerals however; U+066C is commonly used only with Eastern Arabic numerals instead. Babel doesn't include any such locale data, at least.