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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

// ES5 
const getSymbolFromCurrency = require('currency-symbol-map')
 
// ES6 
import getSymbolFromCurrency from 'currency-symbol-map'
 
getSymbolFromCurrency('GBP') //=> '£' 
getSymbolFromCurrency('EUR') //=> '€' 
getSymbolFromCurrency('USD') //=> '$' 
getSymbolFromCurrency('NOT A VALID CODE') //=> undefined 

Exposed map for other processing

// ES5 
const getSymbolFromCurrency = require('currency-symbol-map')
 
// ES6 
import getSymbolFromCurrency from 'currency-symbol-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.