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Currency getSymbol Method in Java with Examples
  • Last Updated : 27 Dec, 2018
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The getSymbol() Method of Currency class in Java is used to retrieve the official symbol of the currency code.

Syntax:

CURRENCY.getSymbol()

Parameters: This method does not accept any parameters.

Return Value: This method returns the official symbol of the currency.

Exceptions: The method throws Runtime Error if an invalid code is called.



Below programs illustrate the working of getSymbol() method:

Program 1:




// Java Code to illustrate getSymbol() method
  
import java.util.*;
  
public class Currency_Demo {
    public static void main(String[] args)
    {
  
        // Creating a currency with the code
        Currency curr_ency
            = Currency.getInstance("INR");
  
        // Getting the symbol of the currency
        String currency_symbol
            = curr_ency.getSymbol();
        System.out.println("Symbol for the currency of India is: "
                           + currency_symbol);
    }
}
Output:
Symbol for the currency of India is: INR

Program 2:




// Java Code to illustrate getSymbol() method
  
import java.util.*;
  
public class Currency_Demo {
    public static void main(String[] args)
    {
  
        // Creating a currency with the code
        Currency curr_ency
            = Currency.getInstance("USD");
  
        // Getting the symbol of the currency
        String currency_symbol
            = curr_ency.getSymbol();
        System.out.println("Symbol for the currency of USA is: "
                           + currency_symbol);
    }
}
Output:
Symbol for the currency of USA is: $

Program 3: For an invalid Currency Code.




// Java Code to illustrate getSymbol() method
  
import java.util.*;
  
public class Currency_Demo {
    public static void main(String[] args)
    {
        try {
  
            // Creating a currency with the code
            Currency curr_ency
                = Currency.getInstance("USDA");
  
            // Getting the symbol of the currency
            String currency_symbol
                = curr_ency.getSymbol();
            System.out.println("Symbol for the currency of USA is: "
                               + currency_symbol);
        }
        catch (Exception e) {
            System.out.println(e);
        }
    }
}
Output:
java.lang.IllegalArgumentException

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