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Language Independent Interface for Handling Concurrent Dual Currencies Within the Same Locale

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000014018D
Original Publication Date: 2001-May-30
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2003-Jun-19

Publishing Venue

IBM

Abstract

Disclosed is a language independent service that converts numeric values to monetary strings while catering for concurrent dual currency formats. There is a need to support dual currency formats concurrently as witnessed recently in some European countries requiring the concurrent support of the national currency and the regional EURO currency. This service relies on a locale to provide localization at run time to cater to local preferences. The service is designed as a procedure call to allow its use by a wide number of programming languages on a variety of processing platforms. The syntax of the service ACEEFMON is: Syntax void ACEEFMON [Locale_Handle], String_in, Maxsize, Format, String_out, Result, [fc] ACEE_HANDLE *Locale_Handle; COMPLEX16 *String_in;