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DecimalStyle getNegativeSign() method in Java with Example

  • Last Updated : 26 Aug, 2019

The getNegativeSign() method of java.time.format.DecimalStyle class in Java is used to get the character that is used to represent negative sign for the Locale of this DecimalStyle. This method returns the character for negative sign of that Locale.


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public char getNegativeSign()

Parameter: This method do not accept any parameter.

Return Value: This method returns a character which represent the negative sign of this DecimalStyle.

Exception: This method do not throw any Exception.


// Java program to demonstrate
// the above method
import java.time.format.*;
import java.util.*;
public class DecimalStyleDemo {
    public static void main(String[] args)
        DecimalStyle ds
            = DecimalStyle.STANDARD;
        System.out.println("Character used "
                           + "for negative sign: "
                           + ds.getNegativeSign());
Character used for negative sign: -


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