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DecimalFormatSymbols

Name

DecimalFormatSymbols

Synopsis

Class Name:

java.text.DecimalFormatSymbols

Superclass:

java.lang.Object

Immediate Subclasses:

None

Interfaces Implemented:

java.lang.Cloneable, java.io.Serializable

Availability:

New as of JDK 1.1

Description

The DecimalFormatSymbols class encapsulates number-formatting data that is locale-specific, like grouping separators and decimal separators. Typically, you do not need to instantiate DecimalFormatSymbols yourself. Instead, an instance is automatically created for you, behind the scenes, when you use one of the factory methods in NumberFormat to create a DecimalFormat object. You can retrieve a DecimalFormatSymbols object by calling the getDecimalFormatSymbols() method of DecimalFormat. Once you have a DecimalFormatSymbols object, you can modify the strings it uses if you want to change them.

Class Summary

public final class java.text.DecimalFormatSymbols extends java.lang.Object
                   implements java.io.Serializable, java.lang.Cloneable {
  // Constructors
  public DecimalFormatSymbols();
  public DecimalFormatSymbols(Locale locale);
  // Instance Methods
  public Object clone();
  public boolean equals(Object obj); 
  public char getDecimalSeparator();
  public char getDigit();
  public char getGroupingSeparator();
  public String getInfinity();
  public char getMinusSign();
  public String getNaN();
  public char getPatternSeparator();
  public char getPerMill();
  public char getPercent();
  public char getZeroDigit();
  public int hashCode();
  public void setDecimalSeparator(char decimalSeparator);
  public void setDigit(char digit);
  public void setGroupingSeparator(char groupingSeparator);
  public void setInfinity(String infinity);
  public void setMinusSign(char minusSign);
  public void setNaN(String NaN);
  public void setPatternSeparator(char patternSeparator);
  public void setPerMill(char perMill);
  public void setPercent(char percent);
  public void setZeroDigit(char zeroDigit);
}

Constructors

DecimalFormatSymbols

public DecimalFormatSymbols()

Description

This constructor creates a DecimalFormatSymbols object for the default locale.

public DecimalFormatSymbols(Locale locale)

Parameters

locale

The Locale to use.

Description

This constructor creates a DecimalFormatSymbols object for the given locale.

Instance Methods

clone

public Object clone()

Returns

A copy of this DecimalFormatSymbols.

Overrides

Object.clone()

Description

This method creates a copy of this DecimalFormatSymbols and returns it.

equals

public boolean equals(Object obj)

Parameters

obj

The object to be compared with this object.

Returns

true if the objects are equal; false if they are not.

Overrides

Object.equals()

Description

This method returns true if obj is an instance of DateFormatSymbols and is equivalent to this DecimalFormatSymbols.

getDecimalSeparator

public char getDecimalSeparator()

Returns

The character used to separate the integer and fractional parts of a number for this DecimalFormatSymbols.

Description

This method returns the decimal separator character (e.g., ".", ",").

getDigit

public char getDigit()

Returns

The character used to represent a digit in a pattern string for this DecimalFormatSymbols.

Description

This method returns the digit pattern character, which represents a digit that is not shown if it is zero.

getGroupingSeparator

public char getGroupingSeparator()

Returns

The character used to separate long numbers for this DecimalFormatSymbols.

Description

This method returns the grouping separator character (e.g., ",", ".").

getInfinity

public String getInfinity()

Returns

The string used to represent infinity for this DecimalFormatSymbols.

Description

This method returns the string that represents infinity.

getMinusSign

public char getMinusSign()

Returns

The character used to signify negative numbers for this DecimalFormatSymbols.

Description

This method returns the character that signifies negative numbers.

getNaN

public String getNaN()

Returns

The string used to represent the value not-a-number for this DecimalFormatSymbols.

Description

This method returns the string that represents not-a-number.

getPatternSeparator

public char getPatternSeparator()

Returns

The pattern separator character for this DecimalFormatSymbols.

Description

This method returns the character used in pattern strings to separate the positive subpattern and negative subpattern.

getPerMill

public char getPerMill()

Returns

The character used to represent the per mille sign for this DecimalFormatSymbols.

Description

This method returns the character that represents a per mille value.

getPercent

public char getPercent()

Returns

The character used to represent the percent sign for this DecimalFormatSymbols.

Description

This method returns the character that represents a percent value (e.g., %).

getZeroDigit

public char getZeroDigit()

Returns

The character used to represent a digit in a pattern string for this DecimalFormatSymbols.

Description

This method returns the zero-digit pattern character, which represents a digit that is shown even if it is zero.

hashCode

public int hashCode()

Returns

A hashcode for this object.

Overrides

Object.hashCode()

Description

This method returns a hashcode for this DecimalFormatSymbols object.

setDecimalSeparator

public void setDecimalSeparator(char decimalSeparator)

Parameters

decimalSeparator

The new decimal separator.

Description

This method sets the decimal separator character for this DecimalFormatSymbols.

setDigit

public void setDigit(char digit)

Parameters

digit

The new digit pattern character.

Description

This method sets the digit pattern character, which represents a digit that is not shown if it is zero, for this DecimalFormatSymbols.

setGroupingSeparator

public void setGroupingSeparator(char groupingSeparator)

Parameters

groupingSeparator

The new grouping separator.

Description

This method sets the grouping separator character for this DecimalFormatSymbols.

setInfinity

public Void setInfinity(String infinity)

Parameters

infinity

The new infinity string.

Description

This method sets the string that represents infinity for this DecimalFormatSymbols.

setMinusSign

public void setMinusSign(char minusSign)

Parameters

minusSign

The new minus sign.

Description

This method sets the character that signifies negative numbers for this DecimalFormatSymbols.

setNaN

public Void setNaN(String NaN)

Parameters

NaN

The new non-a-number string.

Description

This method sets the string that represents not-a-number for this DecimalFormatSymbols.

setPatternSeparator

public void setPatternSeparator(char patternSeparator)

Parameters

patternSeparator

The new pattern separator.

Description

This method sets the character that is used in pattern strings to separate the positive subpattern and negative subpattern for this DecimalFormatSymbols.

setPerMill

public void setPerMill(char perMill)

Parameters

perMill

The new per mille sign.

Description

This method sets the character that represents the per mille sign for this DecimalFormatSymbols.

setPercent

public void setPercent(char percent)

Parameters

percent

The new percent sign.

Description

This method sets the character that represents the percent sign for this DecimalFormatSymbols.

setZeroDigit

public void setZeroDigit(char zeroDigit)

Parameters

zeroDigit

The new zero-digit pattern character.

Description

This method sets the zero-digit pattern character, which represents a digit that is shown even if it is zero, for this DecimalFormatSymbols.

Inherited Methods

Method Inherited From Method Inherited From

finalize()

Object

getClass()

Object

notify()

Object

notifyAll()

Object

toString()

Object

wait()

Object

wait(long)

Object

wait(long, int)

Object

See Also

DecimalFormat, NumberFormat, Locale


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