The currency symbol ($) is missing when changing the store view to Arabic Language.

I got two store views in my shop.

1 english and 1 arabic(ar_SA)

Standard currency is $ in all my shop.

On english store view the shop shows me $ 100.00 for example. On arabic store view I just get the Number itself like 100.00.

Can someone tell me why the $ is missing?


My Problem is solved.


in lib/Zend/Locale/Data/ar_SA.xml

Must be removed the below code:


or this if exist

    <currencyFormats numberSystem="latn">
            <currencyFormat type="standard">

Reference: Currency symbol gets lost on specific store view


Probably your its about your currency setup.

1-In admin panel, go to Admin > System > Configuration > Currency Set up.

2-Select currency that you want to be default from your base currency drop down.

3-Select the same currency in the Default Display Currency drop down and from the Allowed Currencies list.


  • This is not the solution to my problem it applied previously , i want another solution for my problem. – mahmoudismail Jun 19 '16 at 17:12

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