Currency management in Plone

Wichert Akkerman wichert at
Fri Aug 24 08:59:22 UTC 2007

Previously Hanno Schlichting wrote:
> Wichert Akkerman wrote:
> > Previously Hanno Schlichting wrote:
> >> Wichert Akkerman wrote:
> >>> I just released version 1.0b1 of a new product: simplon.plone.currency.
> >>> This is a simple product for Plone 3 that allows you to manage different
> >>> currencies in your site: you can add and remove currencies and manage
> >>> their conversion rates. It includes a database with description and symbols
> >>> for all currencies as well.
> >>>
> >>> By itself this product is not very useful. It is intended to be used
> >>> as a component in products that need to use currencies in some way. If
> >>> anyone is working on such a product I would love to hear some feedback.
> >>>
> >>> You can find more information and a downloadable package in the
> >>> python package index:
> >>>
> >> I have looked at it briefly and wonder why you didn't reuse the currency
> >> information available in zope.i18n.locales?
> > 
> > Probably because it had not occured to me. I do notice that the symbol
> > information in zope.i18n.locales is incorrect for a large number of
> > currencies which makes it unusable at the moment. However it should
> > definitely be possible to pull the description for a currency from
> > there.
> I haven't used the currency part of zope.i18n so far, so I missed the
> wrong symbols. When you still want to use the formatting, you can also
> set a custom format (or change the default one not to include the
> symbol). But the list of all available currencies including their
> descriptions and translations might still be interesting.

The only place I have been able to find the symbols so far is


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