Indeed, this problem looks like you got your decimal notation somehow in the European lay-out. I must say we prefer your first way of writing in the Netherlands, but I don't know how you can switch it .....
I was interested in your experiences running on linux though. Did you have many problems getting this to work? We are running 8.6E on Win-NT environment and are thinking of moving to a newer version, but with that, we are also thinking of running it on linux, in stead of Win2000 or so. So got any tips ;-)