localeconv

(PHP 4 >= 4.0.5, PHP 5)

localeconv -- Get numeric formatting information

Description

array localeconv ( void )

Returns an associative array containing localized numeric and monetary formatting information.

localeconv() returns data based upon the current locale as set by setlocale(). The associative array that is returned contains the following fields:

Array elementDescription
decimal_pointDecimal point character
thousands_sepThousands separator
groupingArray containing numeric groupings
int_curr_symbolInternational currency symbol (i.e. USD)
currency_symbolLocal currency symbol (i.e. $)
mon_decimal_pointMonetary decimal point character
mon_thousands_sepMonetary thousands separator
mon_groupingArray containing monetary groupings
positive_signSign for positive values
negative_signSign for negative values
int_frac_digitsInternational fractional digits
frac_digitsLocal fractional digits
p_cs_precedes TRUE if currency_symbol precedes a positive value, FALSE if it succeeds one
p_sep_by_space TRUE if a space separates currency_symbol from a positive value, FALSE otherwise
n_cs_precedes TRUE if currency_symbol precedes a negative value, FALSE if it succeeds one
n_sep_by_space TRUE if a space separates currency_symbol from a negative value, FALSE otherwise
p_sign_posn

0 Parentheses surround the quantity and currency_symbol
1 The sign string precedes the quantity and currency_symbol
2 The sign string succeeds the quantity and currency_symbol
3 The sign string immediately precedes the currency_symbol
4 The sign string immediately succeeds the currency_symbol

n_sign_posn

0 Parentheses surround the quantity and currency_symbol
1 The sign string precedes the quantity and currency_symbol
2 The sign string succeeds the quantity and currency_symbol
3 The sign string immediately precedes the currency_symbol
4 The sign string immediately succeeds the currency_symbol

The grouping fields contain arrays that define the way numbers should be grouped. For example, the grouping field for the en_US locale, would contain a 2 item array with the values 3 and 3. The higher the index in the array, the farther left the grouping is. If an array element is equal to CHAR_MAX, no further grouping is done. If an array element is equal to 0, the previous element should be used.

Example 1. localeconv() example

<?php
setlocale
(LC_ALL, "en_US");

$locale_info = localeconv();

echo
"<pre>\n";
echo
"--------------------------------------------\n";
echo
"  Monetary information for current locale:  \n";
echo
"--------------------------------------------\n\n";

echo
"int_curr_symbol:   {$locale_info["int_curr_symbol"]}\n";
echo
"currency_symbol:   {$locale_info["currency_symbol"]}\n";
echo
"mon_decimal_point: {$locale_info["mon_decimal_point"]}\n";
echo
"mon_thousands_sep: {$locale_info["mon_thousands_sep"]}\n";
echo
"positive_sign:     {$locale_info["positive_sign"]}\n";
echo
"negative_sign:     {$locale_info["negative_sign"]}\n";
echo
"int_frac_digits:   {$locale_info["int_frac_digits"]}\n";
echo
"frac_digits:       {$locale_info["frac_digits"]}\n";
echo
"p_cs_precedes:     {$locale_info["p_cs_precedes"]}\n";
echo
"p_sep_by_space:    {$locale_info["p_sep_by_space"]}\n";
echo
"n_cs_precedes:     {$locale_info["n_cs_precedes"]}\n";
echo
"n_sep_by_space:    {$locale_info["n_sep_by_space"]}\n";
echo
"p_sign_posn:       {$locale_info["p_sign_posn"]}\n";
echo
"n_sign_posn:       {$locale_info["n_sign_posn"]}\n";
echo
"</pre>\n";
?>

The constant CHAR_MAX is also defined for the use mentioned above.

See also setlocale().


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