Zend_Currency is part of the I18n core of the Zend_Framework. It handles all issues
related to currency, money representation and formating. And it also provides additional informational
methods which include localized informations on currencies, informations about which currency is used
in which region and more.
Zend_Currencybe used ?
Zend_Currency offers the following functions for handling currency and money related work.
Complete Locale support
Zend_Currency works with all available locales and has therefor the ability to
know about over 100 different localized currency informations. This includes for example
currency names, abbreviations, money signs and more.
Reusable currency definitions
Zend_Currency does not include the value of the currency. This is the reason why
it's functionality is not included in
Zend_Locale_Format. But this gives the
advantage that already defined currency representations can be reused.
Zend_Currency includes the fluid interface where possible.
Additional informational methods
Zend_Currency includes additional methods which offers informations about
in which regions a currency is used or which currency is known to be used in a defined region.