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Thread: Setting what currency i want with getCurrencyInstance()

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    Default Setting what currency i want with getCurrencyInstance()

    Hi all, like in my post title, how do i set an alternative currency to print out.

    For example with the following program it is printing out in format. Im guessing this is to do with my Locale and the fact Im in the UK.

    How would i print this out with the dollar sign then? without changing any settings.


    // ask user how many quarters, dimes and nickels they have
    // print out how much money the user has, format the output to display currency symbol
    import java.util.Scanner;
    import java.text.NumberFormat;
    public class usaCurrencyAdd {
        public static void main(String[] args) {
            final double quarterValue = 0.25;
            final double dimeValue = 0.10;
            final double nickelValue = 0.05;
            int quartersQuantity, dimesQuantity, nickelsQuantity;
            double quartersTotal, dimesTotal, nickelTotal, grandTotal;
            Scanner scan = new Scanner(System.in);
            System.out.println("How many quarters do you have?");
            quartersQuantity = scan.nextInt();
            System.out.println("How many dimes do you have?");
            dimesQuantity = scan.nextInt();
            System.out.println("How many nickels do you have?");
            nickelsQuantity = scan.nextInt();
            quartersTotal = quarterValue * quartersQuantity;
            dimesTotal = dimeValue * dimesQuantity;
            nickelTotal = nickelValue * nickelsQuantity;
            grandTotal = quartersTotal + dimesTotal + nickelTotal;
            NumberFormat fmt = NumberFormat.getCurrencyInstance();

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    Default Re: Setting what currency i want with getCurrencyInstance()

    Two options:

    1. Create your own Currency object based upon a Locale of your choice.
    2. Use DecimalFormat where you can specify the format: "$#.##" or whatever you like.
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