Re: Monetary decimal separators

From: Jon Hanna (
Date: Tue Sep 13 2005 - 09:44:47 CDT

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    Elliotte Harold wrote:
    > I noticed that Java 1.2 and later distinguish the decimal separator from
    > the monetary decimal separator. That is, DecimalFormatSymbols has both
    > getDecimalSeparator() and getMonetaryDecimalSeparator() methods. Does
    > anyone happen to know of a locale where these two values are different?
    > I wrote a little program to search for cases, but none of the locales
    > installed in my Java 5 VM ever seem to think these two characters are
    > different.

    My accountant (or leastways, the in-law I get free accounting from) uses
    a hyphen as a decimal separator, but a period at other times. Perhaps
    this is to allow customisation to deal with similar special cases,
    rather than a matter of i18n per se?

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