From: Richard T. Gillam (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Date: Tue Sep 13 2005 - 10:28:42 CDT
The classic example (and, as far as I know, the only one) was the Portugese escudo. The currency symbol was just "Esc.", but the dollar sign was used as the decimal separator: "1,234$56 Esc." (I think they normally use the comma as a decimal separator.) I believe Portugal is in the Euro zone, so this format is probably pretty much obsolete now.
[WARNING: I'm reconstructing this from memory, so I may have goofed up some of the details.]
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From: email@example.com [mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org] On Behalf Of Elliotte Harold
Posted At: Tuesday, September 13, 2005 10:07 AM
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Conversation: Monetary decimal separators
Subject: Monetary decimal separators
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
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