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FormatCurrency Issue

Posted on 2008-06-24
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Hi all

When I use FormatCurrency(1.00) in ASP I get £1.00.  Anybody got any clues?
<% @ LANGUAGE="VBScript" %>
<% 
Dim strCurrencyTest
	
	Session.LCID = 2057
	strCurrencyTest = FormatCurrency(1.00)
%>
<!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD XHTML 1.0 Strict//EN" "http://www.w3.org/TR/xhtml1/DTD/xhtml1-strict.dtd">
<html xmlns="http://www.w3.org/1999/xhtml" xml:lang="en" lang="en">
<head> 
	<title>Currency Test</title>
</head> 
<body>
	<form>
	<table>
		<tr>
			<td><%=strCurrencyTest%></td>
		</tr>
	</table>
	</form>
</body>
</html

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by:neeraj523
ID: 21863165
can you check the output using

Session.LCID = 1033


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by:Deepika_Rastogi
ID: 21863239
You can use the VBScript SetLocale function in conjunction with FormatCurrency to change the currency symbol displayed.

SetLocale(LCID)

You can use the Decimal, Hex, or Short String value for the LCID (Locale ID), for example these will all set the Locale to English - United States:

SetLocale("en-us")   :    SetLocale(0x0409 )    :    SetLocale(2057)

Also visit
http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/5xf99h19(VS.85).aspx
for further assistance
http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/0h88fahh(VS.85).aspx
to view the locale id chart


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by:Deepika_Rastogi
ID: 21863270
Also

If you can run a global.asa file on your server then place the following into your global.asa file to change the locale settings throughout your site: -
   
 'When a session starts on the server the following code will be run
Sub Session_OnStart

     'Set the server locale
     Session.LCID = 1033
End Sub  
   

If you can not use a global.asa file, place following into the top of each ASP page you wish to change the locale settings on: -

   
 <%
'Set the server locale
Session.LCID = 1033%>
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by:bluefezteam
ID: 21863855
That is invalid html markup for £, what you need is &pound;
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bluefezteam earned 250 total points
ID: 21863858
just use this

<%
response.write("&pound;" & formatNumber("2",2))
%>
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by:Abiel de Groot
ID: 21866726
<%@LANGUAGE="VBSCRIPT" CODEPAGE="65001"%>

Sets the character encoding UFT8

Regards

A.
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by:Abiel de Groot
ID: 21866742
Also...

<head>
<meta http-equiv="Content-Type" content="text/html; charset=utf-8" />

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by:OxonDev
ID: 21869922
Thanks all for your efforts but bluefezteam was the only one to find a work around for the problem so...  It would still be nice to know what causes it in the first place but I settle for a fix!
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by:bluefezteam
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glad to be of help

cheers
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