Java.util.Currency.getSymbol() Method


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Description

The java.util.Currency.getSymbol() method Gets the symbol of this currency for the specified locale.

Declaration

Following is the declaration for java.util.Currency.getSymbol() method

public String getSymbol(Locale locale)

Parameters

locale − the locale for which a display name for this currency is needed

Return Value

This method returns currency's symbol for the specified locale.

Exception

NullPointerException − if specified locale is null

Example

The following example shows the usage of java.util.Currency.getSymbol() method.

Live Demo
package com.tutorialspoint;

import java.util.*;

public class CurrencyDemo {
   public static void main(String args[]) {

      // create a currency for uk locale
      Locale locale = Locale.UK;
      Currency curr = Currency.getInstance(locale);

      // get and print the symbol of the currency
      String symbol = curr.getSymbol(locale);
      System.out.println("Currency symbol is = " + symbol);
   }
}

Let us compile and run the above program, this will produce the following result −

Currency symbol is = £

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