howto format currency string?

Alex Martelli aleax at aleax.it
Fri Aug 29 14:09:40 CEST 2003


adegreiff wrote:

> hi,
> 
> using zope/pythons/page templates i need to format a float number to a
> string like 10,250.10
> 
> (note the thousand separator and the trailing zero in the decimal)
> 
> i was able to use %0.2f bit that returned no thousand separator.
> i was able to use thousands_commas function but that returned
> "10,250.1" which is wrong.
> 
> any ideas?

>>> import locale
>>> locale.setlocale(locale.LC_ALL,('en','ascii'))
'en_US.ISO8859-1'
>>> locale.format('%.2f', 10250.10, True)
'10,250.10'
>>>


Alex





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