Local formatting


Doing the Java course, I noticed my machine behaves different from Mosh’s.

System.out.print("Annual interest: ");
float annualInterest = scanner.nextFloat();

This piece of code give me an error if I give it “0.2” ( without quotes). It needs a float with comma… Why? And how can I set my machine (is it the os or the IDE, or …) so that it behaves like I’m in the US.

Also currency is different. I see the price in Euros. That is not a big problem. I learned that I can set the currency like:

String morgageFormatted = NumberFormat.getCurrencyInstance(Locale.US).format(mortgage);

But again: how can one set currency so that it always be US?

I’m running on MacOS Catalina, IntelliJ 2020.3.2, openjdk15

Thanks, Thom

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