Mail Merge and Culture



We are uploading a lot of Word documents to our web site from different nationalities (that are then to be mail merged). I seem recall from seeing an old post that the mail merge fields number formatting (pictures) are "language invariant". Does this mean customers with have to change the fields in their existing documents to "US" format?

Also, when mail merge is run, which culture is used to tranform the field? e.g. the web server (control panel), the current thread (set for each logged-in user by our web app/db) or the Word document...



Currently, invariant (EN-US) culture is used to handle numeric picture switches regardless of culture settings for document, session, or machine.

If you have any suggestions regarding on how to implement a culture sensitive behavior please post them here. We will discuss and implement them if possible.

Best regards,