5.2. Number Formats
We already mentioned how number and currency formatting is highly locale-dependent. The Java library supplies a collection of formatter objects that can format and parse numeric values in the
java.text package. Go through the following steps to format a number for a particular locale:
1. Get the locale object, as described in the preceding section.
2. Use a “factory method” to obtain a formatter object.
3. Use the formatter object for formatting and parsing.
The factory methods are static methods of the
NumberFormat class that take a
Locale argument. There are three factory methods:
getPercentInstance. These methods return objects that can format and parse numbers, currency amounts, ...