Zend_Currency is part of the strong support for I18n in Zend
Framework. It handles all issues related to currency, money representation, formatting,
exchange services and calculation.
Zend_Currency offers you the following benefit:
Complete Locale support
This component works with all available locales and therefore knows about more than 100 different localized currencies. This includes informations like currency names, abbreviations, money signs and much more.
Reusable Currency Definitions
Zend_Currency has the advantage that already defined
currency representations can be reused. You could also have 2 different
representations for the same currency.
Zend_Currency allows you also to calculate with currency
values. Therefore, it provides you an interface to exchange services.
Zend_Currency includes several additional methods that
offer detailed informations about currencies like which currency is used
within a defined region and what are the known abbreviations of a currency.