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Java Currency getSymbol() Method with Example

Currency Class getSymbol() method: Here, we are going to learn about the getSymbol() method of Currency Class with its syntax and example.
Submitted by Preeti Jain, on February 12, 2020

Currency Class getSymbol() method

Syntax:

    public String getSymbol();
    public String getSymbol(Locale lo);
  • getSymbol() method is available in java.util package.
  • getSymbol() method is used to get the symbol of this Currency for the default locale.
  • getSymbol(Locale lo) method is used to get the symbol of this Currency for the given Locale (lo).
  • getSymbol() method does not throw an exception at the time of returning symbol.
  • getSymbol(Locale lo) method may throw an exception at the time of returning symbol.
    NullPointerException: This exception may throw when the given parameter Locale (lo) is null exists.
  • These are non-static methods, it is accessible with class object & if we try to access these methods with the class name then we will get an error.

Parameter(s):

  • In the first case, getSymbol(),
    • It does not accept any parameter.
  • In the second case, getSymbol(Locale lo)
    • Locale lo – represent the locale for whose symbol is to be returned.

Return value:

In both the cases, the return type of the method is String, it gets symbol of this Currency object.

Example:

// Java program is to demonstrate the example of
// getSymbol() method of Currency

import java.util.*;

public class GetSymbolOfCurrency {
    public static void main(String args[]) {
        // Instantiates a currency with INR code
        // for the default locale
        Currency c1 = Currency.getInstance("INR");

        // Instantiates a currency for the given locale
        Locale lo = Locale.US;
        Currency c2 = Currency.getInstance(lo);

        // By using getSymbol() method is to return
        // the symbol of this Currency for the
        // default locale
        System.out.print("c1.getSymbol(): ");
        System.out.println(c1.getSymbol());

        // By using getSymbol(lo) method is to return
        // the symbol of this Currency for the
        // defined locale

        System.out.print("c2.getSymbol(lo): ");
        System.out.println(c2.getSymbol(lo));
    }
}

Output

c1.getSymbol(): ₹
c2.getSymbol(lo): $






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