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Summing values formatted for a different locale

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A couple of year ago a user of Super User reported difficulties with summing values purporting to be Euros imported to LibreOffice Calc in CSV format.

In the Q the user does not mention the locale settings, but did write "I've used the LEFT function to get just the number part, though that still leaves me with a string." Some sample data was provided, but not its location so assuming the following:

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and , to separate thousands, . for decimal, how to determine the sum of the above text-format amounts?

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