com.ibm.icu.text
Class DecimalFormat

java.lang.Object
  extended by java.text.Format
      extended by com.ibm.icu.text.UFormat
          extended by com.ibm.icu.text.NumberFormat
              extended by com.ibm.icu.text.DecimalFormat
All Implemented Interfaces:
Serializable, Cloneable
Direct Known Subclasses:
CompactDecimalFormat

public class DecimalFormat
extends NumberFormat

[icu enhancement] ICU's replacement for java.text.DecimalFormat. Methods, fields, and other functionality specific to ICU are labeled '[icu]'.

DecimalFormat is a concrete subclass of NumberFormat that formats decimal numbers. It has a variety of features designed to make it possible to parse and format numbers in any locale, including support for Western, Arabic, or Indic digits. It also supports different flavors of numbers, including integers ("123"), fixed-point numbers ("123.4"), scientific notation ("1.23E4"), percentages ("12%"), and currency amounts ("$123.00", "USD123.00", "123.00 US dollars"). All of these flavors can be easily localized.

To obtain a NumberFormat for a specific locale (including the default locale) call one of NumberFormat's factory methods such as NumberFormat.getInstance(). Do not call the DecimalFormat constructors directly, unless you know what you are doing, since the NumberFormat factory methods may return subclasses other than DecimalFormat. If you need to customize the format object, do something like this:

 NumberFormat f = NumberFormat.getInstance(loc);
 if (f instanceof DecimalFormat) {
     ((DecimalFormat) f).setDecimalSeparatorAlwaysShown(true);
 }

Example Usage Print out a number using the localized number, currency, and percent format for each locale.

 Locale[] locales = NumberFormat.getAvailableLocales();
 double myNumber = -1234.56;
 NumberFormat format;
 for (int j=0; j<3; ++j) {
     System.out.println("FORMAT");
     for (int i = 0; i < locales.length; ++i) {
         if (locales[i].getCountry().length() == 0) {
            // Skip language-only locales
            continue;
         }
         System.out.print(locales[i].getDisplayName());
         switch (j) {
         case 0:
             format = NumberFormat.getInstance(locales[i]); break;
         case 1:
             format = NumberFormat.getCurrencyInstance(locales[i]); break;
         default:
             format = NumberFormat.getPercentInstance(locales[i]); break;
         }
         try {
             // Assume format is a DecimalFormat
             System.out.print(": " + ((DecimalFormat) format).toPattern()
                              + " -> " + form.format(myNumber));
         } catch (Exception e) {}
         try {
             System.out.println(" -> " + format.parse(form.format(myNumber)));
         } catch (ParseException e) {}
     }
 }

Another example use getInstance(style).
Print out a number using the localized number, currency, percent, scientific, integer, iso currency, and plural currency format for each locale.

 ULocale locale = new ULocale("en_US");
 double myNumber = 1234.56;
 for (int j=NumberFormat.NUMBERSTYLE; j<=NumberFormat.PLURALCURRENCYSTYLE; ++j) {
     NumberFormat format = NumberFormat.getInstance(locale, j);
     try {
         // Assume format is a DecimalFormat
         System.out.print(": " + ((DecimalFormat) format).toPattern()
                          + " -> " + form.format(myNumber));
     } catch (Exception e) {}
     try {
         System.out.println(" -> " + format.parse(form.format(myNumber)));
     } catch (ParseException e) {}
 }

Patterns

A DecimalFormat consists of a pattern and a set of symbols. The pattern may be set directly using applyPattern(java.lang.String), or indirectly using other API methods which manipulate aspects of the pattern, such as the minimum number of integer digits. The symbols are stored in a DecimalFormatSymbols object. When using the NumberFormat factory methods, the pattern and symbols are read from ICU's locale data.

Special Pattern Characters

Many characters in a pattern are taken literally; they are matched during parsing and output unchanged during formatting. Special characters, on the other hand, stand for other characters, strings, or classes of characters. For example, the '#' character is replaced by a localized digit. Often the replacement character is the same as the pattern character; in the U.S. locale, the ',' grouping character is replaced by ','. However, the replacement is still happening, and if the symbols are modified, the grouping character changes. Some special characters affect the behavior of the formatter by their presence; for example, if the percent character is seen, then the value is multiplied by 100 before being displayed.

To insert a special character in a pattern as a literal, that is, without any special meaning, the character must be quoted. There are some exceptions to this which are noted below.

The characters listed here are used in non-localized patterns. Localized patterns use the corresponding characters taken from this formatter's DecimalFormatSymbols object instead, and these characters lose their special status. Two exceptions are the currency sign and quote, which are not localized.

Symbol Location Localized? Meaning
0 Number Yes Digit
1-9 Number Yes '1' through '9' indicate rounding.
@ Number No Significant digit
# Number Yes Digit, zero shows as absent
. Number Yes Decimal separator or monetary decimal separator
- Number Yes Minus sign
, Number Yes Grouping separator
E Number Yes Separates mantissa and exponent in scientific notation. Need not be quoted in prefix or suffix.
+ Exponent Yes Prefix positive exponents with localized plus sign. Need not be quoted in prefix or suffix.
; Subpattern boundary Yes Separates positive and negative subpatterns
% Prefix or suffix Yes Multiply by 100 and show as percentage
\u2030 Prefix or suffix Yes Multiply by 1000 and show as per mille
¤ (\u00A4) Prefix or suffix No Currency sign, replaced by currency symbol. If doubled, replaced by international currency symbol. If tripled, replaced by currency plural names, for example, "US dollar" or "US dollars" for America. If present in a pattern, the monetary decimal separator is used instead of the decimal separator.
' Prefix or suffix No Used to quote special characters in a prefix or suffix, for example, "'#'#" formats 123 to "#123". To create a single quote itself, use two in a row: "# o''clock".
* Prefix or suffix boundary Yes Pad escape, precedes pad character

A DecimalFormat pattern contains a postive and negative subpattern, for example, "#,##0.00;(#,##0.00)". Each subpattern has a prefix, a numeric part, and a suffix. If there is no explicit negative subpattern, the negative subpattern is the localized minus sign prefixed to the positive subpattern. That is, "0.00" alone is equivalent to "0.00;-0.00". If there is an explicit negative subpattern, it serves only to specify the negative prefix and suffix; the number of digits, minimal digits, and other characteristics are ignored in the negative subpattern. That means that "#,##0.0#;(#)" has precisely the same result as "#,##0.0#;(#,##0.0#)".

The prefixes, suffixes, and various symbols used for infinity, digits, thousands separators, decimal separators, etc. may be set to arbitrary values, and they will appear properly during formatting. However, care must be taken that the symbols and strings do not conflict, or parsing will be unreliable. For example, either the positive and negative prefixes or the suffixes must be distinct for parse(java.lang.String, java.text.ParsePosition) to be able to distinguish positive from negative values. Another example is that the decimal separator and thousands separator should be distinct characters, or parsing will be impossible.

The grouping separator is a character that separates clusters of integer digits to make large numbers more legible. It commonly used for thousands, but in some locales it separates ten-thousands. The grouping size is the number of digits between the grouping separators, such as 3 for "100,000,000" or 4 for "1 0000 0000". There are actually two different grouping sizes: One used for the least significant integer digits, the primary grouping size, and one used for all others, the secondary grouping size. In most locales these are the same, but sometimes they are different. For example, if the primary grouping interval is 3, and the secondary is 2, then this corresponds to the pattern "#,##,##0", and the number 123456789 is formatted as "12,34,56,789". If a pattern contains multiple grouping separators, the interval between the last one and the end of the integer defines the primary grouping size, and the interval between the last two defines the secondary grouping size. All others are ignored, so "#,##,###,####" == "###,###,####" == "##,#,###,####".

Illegal patterns, such as "#.#.#" or "#.###,###", will cause DecimalFormat to throw an IllegalArgumentException with a message that describes the problem.

Pattern BNF

 pattern    := subpattern (';' subpattern)?
 subpattern := prefix? number exponent? suffix?
 number     := (integer ('.' fraction)?) | sigDigits
 prefix     := '\u0000'..'\uFFFD' - specialCharacters
 suffix     := '\u0000'..'\uFFFD' - specialCharacters
 integer    := '#'* '0'* '0'
 fraction   := '0'* '#'*
 sigDigits  := '#'* '@' '@'* '#'*
 exponent   := 'E' '+'? '0'* '0'
 padSpec    := '*' padChar
 padChar    := '\u0000'..'\uFFFD' - quote
  
 Notation:
   X*       0 or more instances of X
   X?       0 or 1 instances of X
   X|Y      either X or Y
   C..D     any character from C up to D, inclusive
   S-T      characters in S, except those in T
 
The first subpattern is for positive numbers. The second (optional) subpattern is for negative numbers.

Not indicated in the BNF syntax above:

Parsing

DecimalFormat parses all Unicode characters that represent decimal digits, as defined by UCharacter.digit(int, int). In addition, DecimalFormat also recognizes as digits the ten consecutive characters starting with the localized zero digit defined in the DecimalFormatSymbols object. During formatting, the DecimalFormatSymbols-based digits are output.

During parsing, grouping separators are ignored.

For currency parsing, the formatter is able to parse every currency style formats no matter which style the formatter is constructed with. For example, a formatter instance gotten from NumberFormat.getInstance(ULocale, NumberFormat.CURRENCYSTYLE) can parse formats such as "USD1.00" and "3.00 US dollars".

If parse(String, ParsePosition) fails to parse a string, it returns null and leaves the parse position unchanged. The convenience method NumberFormat.parse(String) indicates parse failure by throwing a ParseException.

Formatting

Formatting is guided by several parameters, all of which can be specified either using a pattern or using the API. The following description applies to formats that do not use scientific notation or significant digits.

Special Values

NaN is represented as a single character, typically \uFFFD. This character is determined by the DecimalFormatSymbols object. This is the only value for which the prefixes and suffixes are not used.

Infinity is represented as a single character, typically \u221E, with the positive or negative prefixes and suffixes applied. The infinity character is determined by the DecimalFormatSymbols object.

Scientific Notation

Numbers in scientific notation are expressed as the product of a mantissa and a power of ten, for example, 1234 can be expressed as 1.234 x 103. The mantissa is typically in the half-open interval [1.0, 10.0) or sometimes [0.0, 1.0), but it need not be. DecimalFormat supports arbitrary mantissas. DecimalFormat can be instructed to use scientific notation through the API or through the pattern. In a pattern, the exponent character immediately followed by one or more digit characters indicates scientific notation. Example: "0.###E0" formats the number 1234 as "1.234E3".

Significant Digits

DecimalFormat has two ways of controlling how many digits are shows: (a) significant digits counts, or (b) integer and fraction digit counts. Integer and fraction digit counts are described above. When a formatter is using significant digits counts, the number of integer and fraction digits is not specified directly, and the formatter settings for these counts are ignored. Instead, the formatter uses however many integer and fraction digits are required to display the specified number of significant digits. Examples:
Pattern Minimum significant digits Maximum significant digits Number Output of format()
@@@ 3 3 12345 12300
@@@ 3 3 0.12345 0.123
@@## 2 4 3.14159 3.142
@@## 2 4 1.23004 1.23

Padding

DecimalFormat supports padding the result of format(double, java.lang.StringBuffer, java.text.FieldPosition) to a specific width. Padding may be specified either through the API or through the pattern syntax. In a pattern the pad escape character, followed by a single pad character, causes padding to be parsed and formatted. The pad escape character is '*' in unlocalized patterns, and can be localized using DecimalFormatSymbols.setPadEscape(char). For example, "$*x#,##0.00" formats 123 to "$xx123.00", and 1234 to "$1,234.00".

Rounding

DecimalFormat supports rounding to a specific increment. For example, 1230 rounded to the nearest 50 is 1250. 1.234 rounded to the nearest 0.65 is 1.3. The rounding increment may be specified through the API or in a pattern. To specify a rounding increment in a pattern, include the increment in the pattern itself. "#,#50" specifies a rounding increment of 50. "#,##0.05" specifies a rounding increment of 0.05.

Synchronization

DecimalFormat objects are not synchronized. Multiple threads should not access one formatter concurrently.

Author:
Mark Davis, Alan Liu
See Also:
Format, NumberFormat, Serialized Form
Status:
Stable ICU 2.0.

Nested Class Summary
 
Nested classes/interfaces inherited from class com.ibm.icu.text.NumberFormat
NumberFormat.CompactStyle, NumberFormat.Field, NumberFormat.NumberFormatFactory, NumberFormat.SimpleNumberFormatFactory
 
Field Summary
static int PAD_AFTER_PREFIX
          [icu] Constant for getPadPosition() and setPadPosition(int) to specify pad characters inserted after the prefix.
static int PAD_AFTER_SUFFIX
          [icu] Constant for getPadPosition() and setPadPosition(int) to specify pad characters inserted after the suffix.
static int PAD_BEFORE_PREFIX
          [icu] Constant for getPadPosition() and setPadPosition(int) to specify pad characters inserted before the prefix.
static int PAD_BEFORE_SUFFIX
          [icu] Constant for getPadPosition() and setPadPosition(int) to specify pad characters inserted before the suffix.
 
Fields inherited from class com.ibm.icu.text.NumberFormat
CURRENCYSTYLE, FRACTION_FIELD, INTEGER_FIELD, INTEGERSTYLE, ISOCURRENCYSTYLE, NUMBERSTYLE, PERCENTSTYLE, PLURALCURRENCYSTYLE, SCIENTIFICSTYLE
 
Constructor Summary
DecimalFormat()
          Creates a DecimalFormat using the default pattern and symbols for the default FORMAT locale.
DecimalFormat(String pattern)
          Creates a DecimalFormat from the given pattern and the symbols for the default FORMAT locale.
DecimalFormat(String pattern, DecimalFormatSymbols symbols)
          Creates a DecimalFormat from the given pattern and symbols.
DecimalFormat(String pattern, DecimalFormatSymbols symbols, CurrencyPluralInfo infoInput, int style)
          Creates a DecimalFormat from the given pattern, symbols, information used for currency plural format, and format style.
 
Method Summary
 void applyLocalizedPattern(String pattern)
          Applies the given pattern to this Format object.
 void applyPattern(String pattern)
          Applies the given pattern to this Format object.
 boolean areSignificantDigitsUsed()
          [icu] Returns true if significant digits are in use or false if integer and fraction digit counts are in use.
 Object clone()
          Overrides clone.
 boolean equals(Object obj)
          Overrides equals.
 StringBuffer format(BigDecimal number, StringBuffer result, FieldPosition fieldPosition)
          Formats a BigDecimal number.
 StringBuffer format(BigDecimal number, StringBuffer result, FieldPosition fieldPosition)
          Formats a BigDecimal number.
 StringBuffer format(BigInteger number, StringBuffer result, FieldPosition fieldPosition)
          Formats a BigInteger number.
 StringBuffer format(double number, StringBuffer result, FieldPosition fieldPosition)
          Specialization of format.
 StringBuffer format(long number, StringBuffer result, FieldPosition fieldPosition)
          Specialization of format.
 AttributedCharacterIterator formatToCharacterIterator(Object obj)
          Formats the object to an attributed string, and return the corresponding iterator.
 CurrencyPluralInfo getCurrencyPluralInfo()
          [icu] Returns a copy of the CurrencyPluralInfo used by this format.
 DecimalFormatSymbols getDecimalFormatSymbols()
          Returns a copy of the decimal format symbols used by this format.
protected  Currency getEffectiveCurrency()
          Deprecated. This API is ICU internal only.
 int getFormatWidth()
          Returns the width to which the output of format() is padded.
 int getGroupingSize()
          Returns the grouping size.
 MathContext getMathContext()
          [icu] Returns the MathContext used by this format.
 MathContext getMathContextICU()
          [icu] Returns the MathContext used by this format.
 int getMaximumSignificantDigits()
          [icu] Returns the maximum number of significant digits that will be displayed.
 byte getMinimumExponentDigits()
          [icu] Returns the minimum exponent digits that will be shown.
 int getMinimumSignificantDigits()
          [icu] Returns the minimum number of significant digits that will be displayed.
 int getMultiplier()
          Returns the multiplier for use in percent, permill, etc.
 String getNegativePrefix()
          Returns the negative prefix.
 String getNegativeSuffix()
          Returns the negative suffix.
 char getPadCharacter()
          [icu] Returns the character used to pad to the format width.
 int getPadPosition()
          [icu] Returns the position at which padding will take place.
 String getPositivePrefix()
          Returns the positive prefix.
 String getPositiveSuffix()
          Returns the positive suffix.
 BigDecimal getRoundingIncrement()
          [icu] Returns the rounding increment.
 int getRoundingMode()
          Returns the rounding mode.
 int getSecondaryGroupingSize()
          [icu] Returns the secondary grouping size.
 int hashCode()
          Overrides hashCode.
 boolean isDecimalSeparatorAlwaysShown()
          Returns the behavior of the decimal separator with integers.
 boolean isExponentSignAlwaysShown()
          [icu] Returns whether the exponent sign is always shown.
 boolean isParseBigDecimal()
          Returns whether parse(String, ParsePosition) returns BigDecimal.
 boolean isScientificNotation()
          [icu] Returns whether or not scientific notation is used.
 Number parse(String text, ParsePosition parsePosition)
          Parses the given string, returning a Number object to represent the parsed value.
 CurrencyAmount parseCurrency(CharSequence text, ParsePosition pos)
          Parses text from the given string as a CurrencyAmount.
 void setCurrency(Currency theCurrency)
          Sets the Currency object used to display currency amounts.
 void setCurrencyPluralInfo(CurrencyPluralInfo newInfo)
          [icu] Sets the CurrencyPluralInfo used by this format.
 void setDecimalFormatSymbols(DecimalFormatSymbols newSymbols)
          Sets the decimal format symbols used by this format.
 void setDecimalSeparatorAlwaysShown(boolean newValue)
          Sets the behavior of the decimal separator with integers.
 void setExponentSignAlwaysShown(boolean expSignAlways)
          [icu] Sets whether the exponent sign is always shown.
 void setFormatWidth(int width)
          Sets the width to which the output of format() is padded.
 void setGroupingSize(int newValue)
          Sets the grouping size.
 void setMathContext(MathContext newValue)
          [icu] Sets the MathContext used by this format.
 void setMathContextICU(MathContext newValue)
          [icu] Sets the MathContext used by this format.
 void setMaximumFractionDigits(int newValue)
          Sets the maximum number of digits allowed in the fraction portion of a number.
 void setMaximumIntegerDigits(int newValue)
          Sets the maximum number of digits allowed in the integer portion of a number.
 void setMaximumSignificantDigits(int max)
          [icu] Sets the maximum number of significant digits that will be displayed.
 void setMinimumExponentDigits(byte minExpDig)
          [icu] Sets the minimum exponent digits that will be shown.
 void setMinimumFractionDigits(int newValue)
          Sets the minimum number of digits allowed in the fraction portion of a number.
 void setMinimumIntegerDigits(int newValue)
          Sets the minimum number of digits allowed in the integer portion of a number.
 void setMinimumSignificantDigits(int min)
          [icu] Sets the minimum number of significant digits that will be displayed.
 void setMultiplier(int newValue)
          Sets the multiplier for use in percent, permill, etc.
 void setNegativePrefix(String newValue)
          Sets the negative prefix.
 void setNegativeSuffix(String newValue)
          Sets the positive suffix.
 void setPadCharacter(char padChar)
          [icu] Sets the character used to pad to the format width.
 void setPadPosition(int padPos)
          [icu] Sets the position at which padding will take place.
 void setParseBigDecimal(boolean value)
          Sets whether parse(String, ParsePosition) returns BigDecimal.
 void setPositivePrefix(String newValue)
          Sets the positive prefix.
 void setPositiveSuffix(String newValue)
          Sets the positive suffix.
 void setRoundingIncrement(BigDecimal newValue)
          [icu] Sets the rounding increment.
 void setRoundingIncrement(BigDecimal newValue)
          [icu] Sets the rounding increment.
 void setRoundingIncrement(double newValue)
          [icu] Sets the rounding increment.
 void setRoundingMode(int roundingMode)
          Sets the rounding mode.
 void setScientificNotation(boolean useScientific)
          [icu] Sets whether or not scientific notation is used.
 void setSecondaryGroupingSize(int newValue)
          [icu] Sets the secondary grouping size.
 void setSignificantDigitsUsed(boolean useSignificantDigits)
          [icu] Sets whether significant digits are in use, or integer and fraction digit counts are in use.
 String toLocalizedPattern()
          Synthesizes a localized pattern string that represents the current state of this Format object.
 String toPattern()
          Synthesizes a pattern string that represents the current state of this Format object.
 
Methods inherited from class com.ibm.icu.text.NumberFormat
format, format, format, format, format, format, format, format, getAvailableLocales, getAvailableULocales, getCompactDecimalInstance, getCompactDecimalInstance, getCurrency, getCurrencyInstance, getCurrencyInstance, getCurrencyInstance, getInstance, getInstance, getInstance, getInstance, getInstance, getInstance, getIntegerInstance, getIntegerInstance, getIntegerInstance, getMaximumFractionDigits, getMaximumIntegerDigits, getMinimumFractionDigits, getMinimumIntegerDigits, getNumberInstance, getNumberInstance, getNumberInstance, getPattern, getPattern, getPercentInstance, getPercentInstance, getPercentInstance, getScientificInstance, getScientificInstance, getScientificInstance, isGroupingUsed, isParseIntegerOnly, isParseStrict, parse, parseObject, registerFactory, setGroupingUsed, setParseIntegerOnly, setParseStrict, unregister
 
Methods inherited from class com.ibm.icu.text.UFormat
getLocale
 
Methods inherited from class java.text.Format
format, parseObject
 
Methods inherited from class java.lang.Object
finalize, getClass, notify, notifyAll, toString, wait, wait, wait
 

Field Detail

PAD_BEFORE_PREFIX

public static final int PAD_BEFORE_PREFIX
[icu] Constant for getPadPosition() and setPadPosition(int) to specify pad characters inserted before the prefix.

See Also:
setPadPosition(int), getPadPosition(), PAD_AFTER_PREFIX, PAD_BEFORE_SUFFIX, PAD_AFTER_SUFFIX, Constant Field Values
Status:
Stable ICU 2.0.

PAD_AFTER_PREFIX

public static final int PAD_AFTER_PREFIX
[icu] Constant for getPadPosition() and setPadPosition(int) to specify pad characters inserted after the prefix.

See Also:
setPadPosition(int), getPadPosition(), PAD_BEFORE_PREFIX, PAD_BEFORE_SUFFIX, PAD_AFTER_SUFFIX, Constant Field Values
Status:
Stable ICU 2.0.

PAD_BEFORE_SUFFIX

public static final int PAD_BEFORE_SUFFIX
[icu] Constant for getPadPosition() and setPadPosition(int) to specify pad characters inserted before the suffix.

See Also:
setPadPosition(int), getPadPosition(), PAD_BEFORE_PREFIX, PAD_AFTER_PREFIX, PAD_AFTER_SUFFIX, Constant Field Values
Status:
Stable ICU 2.0.

PAD_AFTER_SUFFIX

public static final int PAD_AFTER_SUFFIX
[icu] Constant for getPadPosition() and setPadPosition(int) to specify pad characters inserted after the suffix.

See Also:
setPadPosition(int), getPadPosition(), PAD_BEFORE_PREFIX, PAD_AFTER_PREFIX, PAD_BEFORE_SUFFIX, Constant Field Values
Status:
Stable ICU 2.0.
Constructor Detail

DecimalFormat

public DecimalFormat()
Creates a DecimalFormat using the default pattern and symbols for the default FORMAT locale. This is a convenient way to obtain a DecimalFormat when internationalization is not the main concern.

To obtain standard formats for a given locale, use the factory methods on NumberFormat such as getNumberInstance. These factories will return the most appropriate sub-class of NumberFormat for a given locale.

See Also:
NumberFormat.getInstance(), NumberFormat.getNumberInstance(), NumberFormat.getCurrencyInstance(), NumberFormat.getPercentInstance(), ULocale.Category.FORMAT
Status:
Stable ICU 2.0.

DecimalFormat

public DecimalFormat(String pattern)
Creates a DecimalFormat from the given pattern and the symbols for the default FORMAT locale. This is a convenient way to obtain a DecimalFormat when internationalization is not the main concern.

To obtain standard formats for a given locale, use the factory methods on NumberFormat such as getNumberInstance. These factories will return the most appropriate sub-class of NumberFormat for a given locale.

Parameters:
pattern - A non-localized pattern string.
Throws:
IllegalArgumentException - if the given pattern is invalid.
See Also:
NumberFormat.getInstance(), NumberFormat.getNumberInstance(), NumberFormat.getCurrencyInstance(), NumberFormat.getPercentInstance(), ULocale.Category.FORMAT
Status:
Stable ICU 2.0.

DecimalFormat

public DecimalFormat(String pattern,
                     DecimalFormatSymbols symbols)
Creates a DecimalFormat from the given pattern and symbols. Use this constructor when you need to completely customize the behavior of the format.

To obtain standard formats for a given locale, use the factory methods on NumberFormat such as getInstance or getCurrencyInstance. If you need only minor adjustments to a standard format, you can modify the format returned by a NumberFormat factory method.

Parameters:
pattern - a non-localized pattern string
symbols - the set of symbols to be used
Throws:
IllegalArgumentException - if the given pattern is invalid
See Also:
NumberFormat.getInstance(), NumberFormat.getNumberInstance(), NumberFormat.getCurrencyInstance(), NumberFormat.getPercentInstance(), DecimalFormatSymbols
Status:
Stable ICU 2.0.

DecimalFormat

public DecimalFormat(String pattern,
                     DecimalFormatSymbols symbols,
                     CurrencyPluralInfo infoInput,
                     int style)
Creates a DecimalFormat from the given pattern, symbols, information used for currency plural format, and format style. Use this constructor when you need to completely customize the behavior of the format.

To obtain standard formats for a given locale, use the factory methods on NumberFormat such as getInstance or getCurrencyInstance.

If you need only minor adjustments to a standard format, you can modify the format returned by a NumberFormat factory method using the setters.

If you want to completely customize a decimal format, using your own DecimalFormatSymbols (such as group separators) and your own information for currency plural formatting (such as plural rule and currency plural patterns), you can use this constructor.

Parameters:
pattern - a non-localized pattern string
symbols - the set of symbols to be used
infoInput - the information used for currency plural format, including currency plural patterns and plural rules.
style - the decimal formatting style, it is one of the following values: NumberFormat.NUMBERSTYLE; NumberFormat.CURRENCYSTYLE; NumberFormat.PERCENTSTYLE; NumberFormat.SCIENTIFICSTYLE; NumberFormat.INTEGERSTYLE; NumberFormat.ISOCURRENCYSTYLE; NumberFormat.PLURALCURRENCYSTYLE;
Status:
Stable ICU 4.2.
Method Detail

format

public StringBuffer format(double number,
                           StringBuffer result,
                           FieldPosition fieldPosition)
Specialization of format.

Specified by:
format in class NumberFormat
See Also:
Format.format(Object, StringBuffer, FieldPosition)
Status:
Stable ICU 2.0.

format

public StringBuffer format(long number,
                           StringBuffer result,
                           FieldPosition fieldPosition)
Description copied from class: NumberFormat
Specialization of format.

Specified by:
format in class NumberFormat
See Also:
Format.format(Object, StringBuffer, FieldPosition)
Status:
Stable ICU 2.0.

format

public StringBuffer format(BigInteger number,
                           StringBuffer result,
                           FieldPosition fieldPosition)
Formats a BigInteger number.

Specified by:
format in class NumberFormat
See Also:
Format.format(Object, StringBuffer, FieldPosition)
Status:
Stable ICU 2.0.

format

public StringBuffer format(BigDecimal number,
                           StringBuffer result,
                           FieldPosition fieldPosition)
Formats a BigDecimal number.

Specified by:
format in class NumberFormat
See Also:
Format.format(Object, StringBuffer, FieldPosition)
Status:
Stable ICU 2.0.

format

public StringBuffer format(BigDecimal number,
                           StringBuffer result,
                           FieldPosition fieldPosition)
Formats a BigDecimal number.

Specified by:
format in class NumberFormat
See Also:
Format.format(Object, StringBuffer, FieldPosition)
Status:
Stable ICU 2.0.

parse

public Number parse(String text,
                    ParsePosition parsePosition)
Parses the given string, returning a Number object to represent the parsed value. Double objects are returned to represent non-integral values which cannot be stored in a BigDecimal. These are NaN, infinity, -infinity, and -0.0. If isParseBigDecimal() is false (the default), all other values are returned as Long, BigInteger, or BigDecimal values, in that order of preference. If isParseBigDecimal() is true, all other values are returned as BigDecimal valuse. If the parse fails, null is returned.

Specified by:
parse in class NumberFormat
Parameters:
text - the string to be parsed
parsePosition - defines the position where parsing is to begin, and upon return, the position where parsing left off. If the position has not changed upon return, then parsing failed.
Returns:
a Number object with the parsed value or null if the parse failed
See Also:
NumberFormat.isParseIntegerOnly(), Format.parseObject(String, ParsePosition)
Status:
Stable ICU 2.0.

parseCurrency

public CurrencyAmount parseCurrency(CharSequence text,
                                    ParsePosition pos)
Parses text from the given string as a CurrencyAmount. Unlike the parse() method, this method will attempt to parse a generic currency name, searching for a match of this object's locale's currency display names, or for a 3-letter ISO currency code. This method will fail if this format is not a currency format, that is, if it does not contain the currency pattern symbol (U+00A4) in its prefix or suffix.

Overrides:
parseCurrency in class NumberFormat
Parameters:
text - the text to parse
pos - input-output position; on input, the position within text to match; must have 0 <= pos.getIndex() < text.length(); on output, the position after the last matched character. If the parse fails, the position in unchanged upon output.
Returns:
a CurrencyAmount, or null upon failure
Status:
Draft ICU 49.

getDecimalFormatSymbols

public DecimalFormatSymbols getDecimalFormatSymbols()
Returns a copy of the decimal format symbols used by this format.

Returns:
desired DecimalFormatSymbols
See Also:
DecimalFormatSymbols
Status:
Stable ICU 2.0.

setDecimalFormatSymbols

public void setDecimalFormatSymbols(DecimalFormatSymbols newSymbols)
Sets the decimal format symbols used by this format. The format uses a copy of the provided symbols.

Parameters:
newSymbols - desired DecimalFormatSymbols
See Also:
DecimalFormatSymbols
Status:
Stable ICU 2.0.

getPositivePrefix

public String getPositivePrefix()
Returns the positive prefix.

Examples: +123, $123, sFr123

Returns:
the prefix
Status:
Stable ICU 2.0.

setPositivePrefix

public void setPositivePrefix(String newValue)
Sets the positive prefix.

Examples: +123, $123, sFr123

Parameters:
newValue - the prefix
Status:
Stable ICU 2.0.

getNegativePrefix

public String getNegativePrefix()
Returns the negative prefix.

Examples: -123, ($123) (with negative suffix), sFr-123

Returns:
the prefix
Status:
Stable ICU 2.0.

setNegativePrefix

public void setNegativePrefix(String newValue)
Sets the negative prefix.

Examples: -123, ($123) (with negative suffix), sFr-123

Parameters:
newValue - the prefix
Status:
Stable ICU 2.0.

getPositiveSuffix

public String getPositiveSuffix()
Returns the positive suffix.

Example: 123%

Returns:
the suffix
Status:
Stable ICU 2.0.

setPositiveSuffix

public void setPositiveSuffix(String newValue)
Sets the positive suffix.

Example: 123%

Parameters:
newValue - the suffix
Status:
Stable ICU 2.0.

getNegativeSuffix

public String getNegativeSuffix()
Returns the negative suffix.

Examples: -123%, ($123) (with positive suffixes)

Returns:
the suffix
Status:
Stable ICU 2.0.

setNegativeSuffix

public void setNegativeSuffix(String newValue)
Sets the positive suffix.

Examples: 123%

Parameters:
newValue - the suffix
Status:
Stable ICU 2.0.

getMultiplier

public int getMultiplier()
Returns the multiplier for use in percent, permill, etc. For a percentage, set the suffixes to have "%" and the multiplier to be 100. (For Arabic, use arabic percent symbol). For a permill, set the suffixes to have "‱" and the multiplier to be 1000.

Examples: with 100, 1.23 -> "123", and "123" -> 1.23

Returns:
the multiplier
Status:
Stable ICU 2.0.

setMultiplier

public void setMultiplier(int newValue)
Sets the multiplier for use in percent, permill, etc. For a percentage, set the suffixes to have "%" and the multiplier to be 100. (For Arabic, use arabic percent symbol). For a permill, set the suffixes to have "‱" and the multiplier to be 1000.

Examples: with 100, 1.23 -> "123", and "123" -> 1.23

Parameters:
newValue - the multiplier
Status:
Stable ICU 2.0.

getRoundingIncrement

public BigDecimal getRoundingIncrement()
[icu] Returns the rounding increment.

Returns:
A positive rounding increment, or null if rounding is not in effect.
See Also:
setRoundingIncrement(java.math.BigDecimal), getRoundingMode(), setRoundingMode(int)
Status:
Stable ICU 2.0.

setRoundingIncrement

public void setRoundingIncrement(BigDecimal newValue)
[icu] Sets the rounding increment. This method also controls whether rounding is enabled.

Parameters:
newValue - A positive rounding increment, or null or BigDecimal(0.0) to disable rounding.
Throws:
IllegalArgumentException - if newValue is < 0.0
See Also:
getRoundingIncrement(), getRoundingMode(), setRoundingMode(int)
Status:
Stable ICU 2.0.

setRoundingIncrement

public void setRoundingIncrement(BigDecimal newValue)
[icu] Sets the rounding increment. This method also controls whether rounding is enabled.

Parameters:
newValue - A positive rounding increment, or null or BigDecimal(0.0) to disable rounding.
Throws:
IllegalArgumentException - if newValue is < 0.0
See Also:
getRoundingIncrement(), getRoundingMode(), setRoundingMode(int)
Status:
Stable ICU 3.6.

setRoundingIncrement

public void setRoundingIncrement(double newValue)
[icu] Sets the rounding increment. This method also controls whether rounding is enabled.

Parameters:
newValue - A positive rounding increment, or 0.0 to disable rounding.
Throws:
IllegalArgumentException - if newValue is < 0.0
See Also:
getRoundingIncrement(), getRoundingMode(), setRoundingMode(int)
Status:
Stable ICU 2.0.

getRoundingMode

public int getRoundingMode()
Returns the rounding mode.

Overrides:
getRoundingMode in class NumberFormat
Returns:
A rounding mode, between BigDecimal.ROUND_UP and BigDecimal.ROUND_UNNECESSARY.
See Also:
setRoundingIncrement(java.math.BigDecimal), getRoundingIncrement(), setRoundingMode(int), BigDecimal
Status:
Stable ICU 2.0.

setRoundingMode

public void setRoundingMode(int roundingMode)
Sets the rounding mode. This has no effect unless the rounding increment is greater than zero.

Overrides:
setRoundingMode in class NumberFormat
Parameters:
roundingMode - A rounding mode, between BigDecimal.ROUND_UP and BigDecimal.ROUND_UNNECESSARY.
Throws:
IllegalArgumentException - if roundingMode is unrecognized.
See Also:
setRoundingIncrement(java.math.BigDecimal), getRoundingIncrement(), getRoundingMode(), BigDecimal
Status:
Stable ICU 2.0.

getFormatWidth

public int getFormatWidth()
Returns the width to which the output of format() is padded. The width is counted in 16-bit code units.

Returns:
the format width, or zero if no padding is in effect
See Also:
setFormatWidth(int), getPadCharacter(), setPadCharacter(char), getPadPosition(), setPadPosition(int)
Status:
Stable ICU 2.0.

setFormatWidth

public void setFormatWidth(int width)
Sets the width to which the output of format() is padded. The width is counted in 16-bit code units. This method also controls whether padding is enabled.

Parameters:
width - the width to which to pad the result of format(), or zero to disable padding
Throws:
IllegalArgumentException - if width is < 0
See Also:
getFormatWidth(), getPadCharacter(), setPadCharacter(char), getPadPosition(), setPadPosition(int)
Status:
Stable ICU 2.0.

getPadCharacter

public char getPadCharacter()
[icu] Returns the character used to pad to the format width. The default is ' '.

Returns:
the pad character
See Also:
setFormatWidth(int), getFormatWidth(), setPadCharacter(char), getPadPosition(), setPadPosition(int)
Status:
Stable ICU 2.0.

setPadCharacter

public void setPadCharacter(char padChar)
[icu] Sets the character used to pad to the format width. If padding is not enabled, then this will take effect if padding is later enabled.

Parameters:
padChar - the pad character
See Also:
setFormatWidth(int), getFormatWidth(), getPadCharacter(), getPadPosition(), setPadPosition(int)
Status:
Stable ICU 2.0.

getPadPosition

public int getPadPosition()
[icu] Returns the position at which padding will take place. This is the location at which padding will be inserted if the result of format() is shorter than the format width.

Returns:
the pad position, one of PAD_BEFORE_PREFIX, PAD_AFTER_PREFIX, PAD_BEFORE_SUFFIX, or PAD_AFTER_SUFFIX.
See Also:
setFormatWidth(int), getFormatWidth(), setPadCharacter(char), getPadCharacter(), setPadPosition(int), PAD_BEFORE_PREFIX, PAD_AFTER_PREFIX, PAD_BEFORE_SUFFIX, PAD_AFTER_SUFFIX
Status:
Stable ICU 2.0.

setPadPosition

public void setPadPosition(int padPos)
[icu] Sets the position at which padding will take place. This is the location at which padding will be inserted if the result of format() is shorter than the format width. This has no effect unless padding is enabled.

Parameters:
padPos - the pad position, one of PAD_BEFORE_PREFIX, PAD_AFTER_PREFIX, PAD_BEFORE_SUFFIX, or PAD_AFTER_SUFFIX.
Throws:
IllegalArgumentException - if the pad position in unrecognized
See Also:
setFormatWidth(int), getFormatWidth(), setPadCharacter(char), getPadCharacter(), getPadPosition(), PAD_BEFORE_PREFIX, PAD_AFTER_PREFIX, PAD_BEFORE_SUFFIX, PAD_AFTER_SUFFIX
Status:
Stable ICU 2.0.

isScientificNotation

public boolean isScientificNotation()
[icu] Returns whether or not scientific notation is used.

Returns:
true if this object formats and parses scientific notation
See Also:
setScientificNotation(boolean), getMinimumExponentDigits(), setMinimumExponentDigits(byte), isExponentSignAlwaysShown(), setExponentSignAlwaysShown(boolean)
Status:
Stable ICU 2.0.

setScientificNotation

public void setScientificNotation(boolean useScientific)
[icu] Sets whether or not scientific notation is used. When scientific notation is used, the effective maximum number of integer digits is <= 8. If the maximum number of integer digits is set to more than 8, the effective maximum will be 1. This allows this call to generate a 'default' scientific number format without additional changes.

Parameters:
useScientific - true if this object formats and parses scientific notation
See Also:
isScientificNotation(), getMinimumExponentDigits(), setMinimumExponentDigits(byte), isExponentSignAlwaysShown(), setExponentSignAlwaysShown(boolean)
Status:
Stable ICU 2.0.

getMinimumExponentDigits

public byte getMinimumExponentDigits()
[icu] Returns the minimum exponent digits that will be shown.

Returns:
the minimum exponent digits that will be shown
See Also:
setScientificNotation(boolean), isScientificNotation(), setMinimumExponentDigits(byte), isExponentSignAlwaysShown(), setExponentSignAlwaysShown(boolean)
Status:
Stable ICU 2.0.

setMinimumExponentDigits

public void setMinimumExponentDigits(byte minExpDig)
[icu] Sets the minimum exponent digits that will be shown. This has no effect unless scientific notation is in use.

Parameters:
minExpDig - a value >= 1 indicating the fewest exponent digits that will be shown
Throws:
IllegalArgumentException - if minExpDig < 1
See Also:
setScientificNotation(boolean), isScientificNotation(), getMinimumExponentDigits(), isExponentSignAlwaysShown(), setExponentSignAlwaysShown(boolean)
Status:
Stable ICU 2.0.

isExponentSignAlwaysShown

public boolean isExponentSignAlwaysShown()
[icu] Returns whether the exponent sign is always shown.

Returns:
true if the exponent is always prefixed with either the localized minus sign or the localized plus sign, false if only negative exponents are prefixed with the localized minus sign.
See Also:
setScientificNotation(boolean), isScientificNotation(), setMinimumExponentDigits(byte), getMinimumExponentDigits(), setExponentSignAlwaysShown(boolean)
Status:
Stable ICU 2.0.

setExponentSignAlwaysShown

public void setExponentSignAlwaysShown(boolean expSignAlways)
[icu] Sets whether the exponent sign is always shown. This has no effect unless scientific notation is in use.

Parameters:
expSignAlways - true if the exponent is always prefixed with either the localized minus sign or the localized plus sign, false if only negative exponents are prefixed with the localized minus sign.
See Also:
setScientificNotation(boolean), isScientificNotation(), setMinimumExponentDigits(byte), getMinimumExponentDigits(), isExponentSignAlwaysShown()
Status:
Stable ICU 2.0.

getGroupingSize

public int getGroupingSize()
Returns the grouping size. Grouping size is the number of digits between grouping separators in the integer portion of a number. For example, in the number "123,456.78", the grouping size is 3.

See Also:
setGroupingSize(int), NumberFormat.isGroupingUsed(), DecimalFormatSymbols.getGroupingSeparator()
Status:
Stable ICU 2.0.

setGroupingSize

public void setGroupingSize(int newValue)
Sets the grouping size. Grouping size is the number of digits between grouping separators in the integer portion of a number. For example, in the number "123,456.78", the grouping size is 3.

See Also:
getGroupingSize(), NumberFormat.setGroupingUsed(boolean), DecimalFormatSymbols.setGroupingSeparator(char)
Status:
Stable ICU 2.0.

getSecondaryGroupingSize

public int getSecondaryGroupingSize()
[icu] Returns the secondary grouping size. In some locales one grouping interval is used for the least significant integer digits (the primary grouping size), and another is used for all others (the secondary grouping size). A formatter supporting a secondary grouping size will return a positive integer unequal to the primary grouping size returned by getGroupingSize(). For example, if the primary grouping size is 4, and the secondary grouping size is 2, then the number 123456789 formats as "1,23,45,6789", and the pattern appears as "#,##,###0".

Returns:
the secondary grouping size, or a value less than one if there is none
See Also:
setSecondaryGroupingSize(int), NumberFormat.isGroupingUsed(), DecimalFormatSymbols.getGroupingSeparator()
Status:
Stable ICU 2.0.

setSecondaryGroupingSize

public void setSecondaryGroupingSize(int newValue)
[icu] Sets the secondary grouping size. If set to a value less than 1, then secondary grouping is turned off, and the primary grouping size is used for all intervals, not just the least significant.

See Also:
getSecondaryGroupingSize(), NumberFormat.setGroupingUsed(boolean), DecimalFormatSymbols.setGroupingSeparator(char)
Status:
Stable ICU 2.0.

getMathContextICU

public MathContext getMathContextICU()
[icu] Returns the MathContext used by this format.

Returns:
desired MathContext
See Also:
getMathContext()
Status:
Stable ICU 4.2.

getMathContext

public MathContext getMathContext()
[icu] Returns the MathContext used by this format.

Returns:
desired MathContext
See Also:
getMathContext()
Status:
Stable ICU 4.2.

setMathContextICU

public void setMathContextICU(MathContext newValue)
[icu] Sets the MathContext used by this format.

Parameters:
newValue - desired MathContext
See Also:
getMathContext()
Status:
Stable ICU 4.2.

setMathContext

public void setMathContext(MathContext newValue)
[icu] Sets the MathContext used by this format.

Parameters:
newValue - desired MathContext
See Also:
getMathContext()
Status:
Stable ICU 4.2.

isDecimalSeparatorAlwaysShown

public boolean isDecimalSeparatorAlwaysShown()
Returns the behavior of the decimal separator with integers. (The decimal separator will always appear with decimals.)

Example: Decimal ON: 12345 -> 12345.; OFF: 12345 -> 12345

Status:
Stable ICU 2.0.

setDecimalSeparatorAlwaysShown

public void setDecimalSeparatorAlwaysShown(boolean newValue)
Sets the behavior of the decimal separator with integers. (The decimal separator will always appear with decimals.)

This only affects formatting, and only where there might be no digits after the decimal point, e.g., if true, 3456.00 -> "3,456." if false, 3456.00 -> "3456" This is independent of parsing. If you want parsing to stop at the decimal point, use setParseIntegerOnly.

Example: Decimal ON: 12345 -> 12345.; OFF: 12345 -> 12345

Status:
Stable ICU 2.0.

getCurrencyPluralInfo

public CurrencyPluralInfo getCurrencyPluralInfo()
[icu] Returns a copy of the CurrencyPluralInfo used by this format. It might return null if the decimal format is not a plural type currency decimal format. Plural type currency decimal format means either the pattern in the decimal format contains 3 currency signs, or the decimal format is initialized with PLURALCURRENCYSTYLE.

Returns:
desired CurrencyPluralInfo
See Also:
CurrencyPluralInfo
Status:
Stable ICU 4.2.

setCurrencyPluralInfo

public void setCurrencyPluralInfo(CurrencyPluralInfo newInfo)
[icu] Sets the CurrencyPluralInfo used by this format. The format uses a copy of the provided information.

Parameters:
newInfo - desired CurrencyPluralInfo
See Also:
CurrencyPluralInfo
Status:
Stable ICU 4.2.

clone

public Object clone()
Overrides clone.

Overrides:
clone in class NumberFormat
Status:
Stable ICU 2.0.

equals

public boolean equals(Object obj)
Overrides equals.

Overrides:
equals in class NumberFormat
Parameters:
obj - the object to compare against
Returns:
true if the object is equal to this.
Status:
Stable ICU 2.0.

hashCode

public int hashCode()
Overrides hashCode.

Overrides:
hashCode in class NumberFormat
Status:
Stable ICU 2.0.

toPattern

public String toPattern()
Synthesizes a pattern string that represents the current state of this Format object.

See Also:
applyPattern(java.lang.String)
Status:
Stable ICU 2.0.

toLocalizedPattern

public String toLocalizedPattern()
Synthesizes a localized pattern string that represents the current state of this Format object.

See Also:
applyPattern(java.lang.String)
Status:
Stable ICU 2.0.

formatToCharacterIterator

public AttributedCharacterIterator formatToCharacterIterator(Object obj)
Formats the object to an attributed string, and return the corresponding iterator.

Overrides:
formatToCharacterIterator in class Format
Status:
Stable ICU 3.6.

applyPattern

public void applyPattern(String pattern)
Applies the given pattern to this Format object. A pattern is a short-hand specification for the various formatting properties. These properties can also be changed individually through the various setter methods.

There is no limit to integer digits are set by this routine, since that is the typical end-user desire; use setMaximumInteger if you want to set a real value. For negative numbers, use a second pattern, separated by a semicolon

Example "#,#00.0#" -> 1,234.56

This means a minimum of 2 integer digits, 1 fraction digit, and a maximum of 2 fraction digits.

Example: "#,#00.0#;(#,#00.0#)" for negatives in parentheses.

In negative patterns, the minimum and maximum counts are ignored; these are presumed to be set in the positive pattern.

Status:
Stable ICU 2.0.

applyLocalizedPattern

public void applyLocalizedPattern(String pattern)
Applies the given pattern to this Format object. The pattern is assumed to be in a localized notation. A pattern is a short-hand specification for the various formatting properties. These properties can also be changed individually through the various setter methods.

There is no limit to integer digits are set by this routine, since that is the typical end-user desire; use setMaximumInteger if you want to set a real value. For negative numbers, use a second pattern, separated by a semicolon

Example "#,#00.0#" -> 1,234.56

This means a minimum of 2 integer digits, 1 fraction digit, and a maximum of 2 fraction digits.

Example: "#,#00.0#;(#,#00.0#)" for negatives in parantheses.

In negative patterns, the minimum and maximum counts are ignored; these are presumed to be set in the positive pattern.

Status:
Stable ICU 2.0.

setMaximumIntegerDigits

public void setMaximumIntegerDigits(int newValue)
Sets the maximum number of digits allowed in the integer portion of a number. This override limits the integer digit count to 309.

Overrides:
setMaximumIntegerDigits in class NumberFormat
Parameters:
newValue - the maximum number of integer digits to be shown; if less than zero, then zero is used. Subclasses might enforce an upper limit to this value appropriate to the numeric type being formatted.
See Also:
NumberFormat.setMaximumIntegerDigits(int)
Status:
Stable ICU 2.0.

setMinimumIntegerDigits

public void setMinimumIntegerDigits(int newValue)
Sets the minimum number of digits allowed in the integer portion of a number. This override limits the integer digit count to 309.

Overrides:
setMinimumIntegerDigits in class NumberFormat
Parameters:
newValue - the minimum number of integer digits to be shown; if less than zero, then zero is used. Subclasses might enforce an upper limit to this value appropriate to the numeric type being formatted.
See Also:
NumberFormat.setMinimumIntegerDigits(int)
Status:
Stable ICU 2.0.

getMinimumSignificantDigits

public int getMinimumSignificantDigits()
[icu] Returns the minimum number of significant digits that will be displayed. This value has no effect unless areSignificantDigitsUsed() returns true.

Returns:
the fewest significant digits that will be shown
Status:
Stable ICU 3.0.

getMaximumSignificantDigits

public int getMaximumSignificantDigits()
[icu] Returns the maximum number of significant digits that will be displayed. This value has no effect unless areSignificantDigitsUsed() returns true.

Returns:
the most significant digits that will be shown
Status:
Stable ICU 3.0.

setMinimumSignificantDigits

public void setMinimumSignificantDigits(int min)
[icu] Sets the minimum number of significant digits that will be displayed. If min is less than one then it is set to one. If the maximum significant digits count is less than min, then it is set to min. This value has no effect unless areSignificantDigitsUsed() returns true.

Parameters:
min - the fewest significant digits to be shown
Status:
Stable ICU 3.0.

setMaximumSignificantDigits

public void setMaximumSignificantDigits(int max)
[icu] Sets the maximum number of significant digits that will be displayed. If max is less than one then it is set to one. If the minimum significant digits count is greater than max, then it is set to max. This value has no effect unless areSignificantDigitsUsed() returns true.

Parameters:
max - the most significant digits to be shown
Status:
Stable ICU 3.0.

areSignificantDigitsUsed

public boolean areSignificantDigitsUsed()
[icu] Returns true if significant digits are in use or false if integer and fraction digit counts are in use.

Returns:
true if significant digits are in use
Status:
Stable ICU 3.0.

setSignificantDigitsUsed

public void setSignificantDigitsUsed(boolean useSignificantDigits)
[icu] Sets whether significant digits are in use, or integer and fraction digit counts are in use.

Parameters:
useSignificantDigits - true to use significant digits, or false to use integer and fraction digit counts
Status:
Stable ICU 3.0.

setCurrency

public void setCurrency(Currency theCurrency)
Sets the Currency object used to display currency amounts. This takes effect immediately, if this format is a currency format. If this format is not a currency format, then the currency object is used if and when this object becomes a currency format through the application of a new pattern.

Overrides:
setCurrency in class NumberFormat
Parameters:
theCurrency - new currency object to use. Must not be null.
Status:
Stable ICU 2.2.

getEffectiveCurrency

protected Currency getEffectiveCurrency()
Deprecated. This API is ICU internal only.

Returns the currency in effect for this formatter. Subclasses should override this method as needed. Unlike getCurrency(), this method should never return null.

Overrides:
getEffectiveCurrency in class NumberFormat
Returns:
a non-null Currency
Status:
Internal. This API is ICU internal only.

setMaximumFractionDigits

public void setMaximumFractionDigits(int newValue)
Sets the maximum number of digits allowed in the fraction portion of a number. This override limits the fraction digit count to 340.

Overrides:
setMaximumFractionDigits in class NumberFormat
Parameters:
newValue - the maximum number of fraction digits to be shown; if less than zero, then zero is used. The concrete subclass may enforce an upper limit to this value appropriate to the numeric type being formatted.
See Also:
NumberFormat.setMaximumFractionDigits(int)
Status:
Stable ICU 2.0.

setMinimumFractionDigits

public void setMinimumFractionDigits(int newValue)
Sets the minimum number of digits allowed in the fraction portion of a number. This override limits the fraction digit count to 340.

Overrides:
setMinimumFractionDigits in class NumberFormat
Parameters:
newValue - the minimum number of fraction digits to be shown; if less than zero, then zero is used. Subclasses might enforce an upper limit to this value appropriate to the numeric type being formatted.
See Also:
NumberFormat.setMinimumFractionDigits(int)
Status:
Stable ICU 2.0.

setParseBigDecimal

public void setParseBigDecimal(boolean value)
Sets whether parse(String, ParsePosition) returns BigDecimal. The default value is false.

Parameters:
value - true if parse(String, ParsePosition) returns BigDecimal.
Status:
Stable ICU 3.6.

isParseBigDecimal

public boolean isParseBigDecimal()
Returns whether parse(String, ParsePosition) returns BigDecimal.

Returns:
true if parse(String, ParsePosition) returns BigDecimal.
Status:
Stable ICU 3.6.


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