formatting issues displaying currency other than locale's default

Discussion in 'Java' started by Adam Monsen, Dec 19, 2007.

  1. Adam Monsen

    Adam Monsen Guest

    ( crossposted here: )

    I'm in the en_US locale, and I want to display some amount of Euros.
    Is there some industry standard for where to place the Euro symbol,
    what thousands separator, and what decimal point character to use? And
    if so, is there something built in to Java 1.5 or greater (or in a 3rd
    party library) to produce this formatting for me?

    Using java.text.NumberFormat, I can format the monetary value 1234.56
    in Euros as follows:

    import java.text.NumberFormat;
    import java.util.Locale;

    class NFmt {
    public static void main(String args[]) {
    NumberFormat nf =

    String fmttt = nf.format(1234.56);

    This prints 1 234,56 EURO. But someone in the USA expects money to have a
    comma for the thousands separator, a period for the decimal point, and
    the currency symbol on the left, even if they're looking at some
    amount of Euros. Right?

    This related thread comes close, but doesn't land on the solution as
    far as I can tell:
    (same URL, shortened: )
    Adam Monsen, Dec 19, 2007
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