I'm upgrading a desktop application that currently displays the currency symbol anytime money values are displayed or printed. A friend of my from the UK told me

"Whenever British people see software with an American Dollar Sign ($) it automatically turns them off."

Given the fact that we (developers) only have one shot at making a favorable first impression, wouldn't it make more sense to simply format all money values without a currency symbol?

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asked May 07, 2015 at 10:47 PM Mike.Riley ♦♦ 61 avatar image
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Actually the currency symbol should always be drawn from the regional (localization/globalization) settings of the OS that you are using. So when you set your format for your currency, instead of hard coding it into your app, all you need to do is pull that specific information from the registry.

Here is some links to what I'm talking about.



I even glanced though a service pack list for QuickBooks 2010. If you look through release 2 alone, you'll see references to fixes that were made to the local currency that should be in use, and what was fixed to change it.

I know there is some more information out there. I'll continue to dig.


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answered Jun 28, 2015 at 09:34 AM jeffgibson 0 avatar image
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