please, consider the following mwe:

    \sisetup{input-symbols = {( - )},

  123.45678     \\
 1234.5678      \\
  (12.345)      \\
 (123.45)       \\

which gives:

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as you can see, results in the first three rows are as expected, but in the last two rows the comma should not appear. did i miss something or this is bug?

edit: recent siunitx version v2.7n, last revised 2018-04-27 (available in miktex from 2018.05.03) contain fix as package author Joseph Wright gives in his answer below the following result:

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this update is an important step towards a complete solution to the presented problem. apparently distinguishing between input symbols ( from numbers is (very) difficult problem.


1 Answer 1


The issue is that internally the symbolic input was being stored as \ensuremath{<thing>}, which looks like two characters when we do spacing. As a temporary fix, add

\cs_set_protected:Npn \__siunitx_number_in_parse_mantissa:N #1 {
  \tl_if_in:NnTF \l__siunitx_input_digit_tl {#1}
    { \__siunitx_number_in_digit:n {#1} }
      \tl_if_in:NnTF \l__siunitx_input_decimal_tl {#1}
        { \__siunitx_number_in_decimal:N #1 }
          \tl_if_in:NnTF \l__siunitx_input_sign_tl {#1}
            { \__siunitx_number_in_sign:N #1 }
              \tl_if_in:NnTF \l__siunitx_input_symbol_tl {#1}
                  \prop_put:Nnn \l__siunitx_number_in_prop { symbolic }
                    { true }
                  \__siunitx_number_in_digit:n {#1}
                  \tl_if_in:NnF \l__siunitx_input_ignore_tl {#1}
                    { \__siunitx_number_in_parse_more:N #1 }

I'll adjust the master code shortly.

  • meanwhile i add to question one more row with (123.45) , which seems make additional trouble. your fix solve original question (comma in the third row disappear), but in last row in edited question not. please, look to question again. thank you very much!
    – Zarko
    Apr 27, 2018 at 9:45
  • @Zarko Well yes, that is to be expected: a symbol is just a non-numeric 'digit' (I'm actually thinking of dropping the distinction: it's not actually that useful). If you are using brackets to mean something else, you need a different approach ....
    – Joseph Wright
    Apr 27, 2018 at 9:50
  • i used brackets in some tables with statistic, mostly as help to asker here on site. in tables something like this tex.stackexchange.com/questions/428118/… (in it this is not problem). so far i didn't see a real case as is presented in my question. so, for now i can live with solution in your answer, but in future it will be fine to solve this somehow :)
    – Zarko
    Apr 27, 2018 at 10:49

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