View Source Cldr Currencies

Packages the currency definitions from CLDR into a set of functions to return currency data.



The package can be installed by adding ex_cldr_currencies to your list of dependencies in mix.exs:

def deps do
    {:ex_cldr_currencies, "~> 2.13"}


Defining private use currencies

ISO4217 permits the creation of private use currencies. These are denoted by currencies that start with "X" followed by two characters. New currencies can be created with however in order to do so a supervisor must be started which maintains an :ets table that holds the custom currencies.

Since the currencies are stored in an :ets table they are transient and will be lost on application restart. It is the developers responsibility to define the required private use currencies on application restart.


Starting the private use currency supervisor

The simplest way to start the private use currency supervisor is:

iex> Cldr.Currency.start_link()

The preferred method however is to add the supervisor to your applications supervision tree. In your application module (ie the one that includes use Application):

defmodule MyApp do
  use Application

  def start(_type, _args) do
    # Start the service which maintains the
    # :ets table that holds the private use currencies
    children = [

    opts = [strategy: :one_for_one, name: MoneyTest.Supervisor]
    Supervisor.start_link(children, opts)
    # Load your custom currencies now that the
    # Cldr.Currency genserver is running
    # load_my_custom_currencies()