Allowing the user to select the currency symbol

Frédéric Perrin fred at
Thu Oct 24 15:37:58 EDT 2013

Le jeudi 24 à 14:35, Geert Janssens a écrit :
> What I found missing is the part about default symbols in the
> iso-4217-currencies file. There are no default symbols as far as I can
> see. Do you plan to implement this in a future patch ?

The only default symbol is for gnc_locale_default_currency(), in which
case we use the symbol given by localeconv(3).

The choice for the symbol is:
1- explicitely set (by data file / commodity editor)
2- if national currency, localeconv()->currency_symbol
3- the mnemonic

(see app-utils/gnc-ui-utils.c:gnc_commodity_get_nice_symbol(); should
this maybe be moved to gnc-commodity.c?)

> I agree with David T. that duplicate symbols in that file are not
> really a problem. If a user uses two currencies that have the same
> default symbol, s/he can use the commodities editor to set a different
> one.

Implementing David's suggestion would also mean the choice for the
symbol be simpler. I think that would be just adding one line in
iso-currencies-to-c, a call to gnc_commodity_set_yser_symbol. Can't try
right now, my build just failed with «
undefined reference to `gnc_gconf_get_int' » and I don't have time
tonight to investigate.


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