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currency-symbol-map

currency-symbol-map

A function to lookup the currency symbol for a given currency code.

Installation

npm install currency-symbol-map

Usage

Get symbol from currency code

const getSymbolFromCurrency = require('currency-symbol-map')
getSymbolFromCurrency('GBP') //=> '£' 
getSymbolFromCurrency('EUR') //=> '€' 
getSymbolFromCurrency('USD') //=> '$' 
getSymbolFromCurrency('NOT A VALID CODE') //=> undefined 

Exposed map for other processing

const currencySymbolMap = require('currency-symbol-map/map')
// => 
{
 "USD": "$",
 "GBP": "£",
 …
}

Tests

npm test

Changelog

4.0.0

  • the reverse lookup feature was removed (retrieving currency given a symbol) because there is not a deterministic way to do so (i.e. the same symbol is used by multiple currencies).
  • in previous versions, an unsuccessful lookup would return the '?' character. It now returns undefined so that it is up to you how to handle the failure.

Credits

Currency symbols originally sourced from xe, but maintained and updated by contributors.