I can get the currency code from the order object. How can I derive currency symbol by using it? Any suggestions will be appreciated.

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Try this one:

  • Please mark this answer as correct. Nov 23, 2015 at 10:29

Store currency code eg. USD

$currency_code = Mage::app()->getStore()->getCurrentCurrencyCode();

store currency symbol eg. $

$currency_symbol = Mage::app()->getLocale()->currency( $currency_code )->getSymbol();

store currency name eg. US Dollar

$currency_name = Mage::app()->getLocale()->currency( $currency_code)->getName();
  • This does not work in 1.7 Nov 23, 2015 at 10:24

The following worked.

// store currency symbol eg. $ 
$currency_symbol = Mage::app()->getLocale()->currency( $currency_code )->getSymbol();


$currencyCode   = '';
$currency       = $order->getOrderCurrency(); //$order object
if (is_object($currency)) {
    $currencyCode = $currency->getCurrencyCode();
$currencySymbol = Mage::app()->getLocale()->currency($currencyCode)->getSymbol();
  • Mage::app()->getLocale() will return the current locale object isn't it? What I want is get the currency symbol of the given currency code regardless of locale.
    – Sukeshini
    Sep 25, 2013 at 6:28
  • Please check once the code. It should work.
    – MagePsycho
    Sep 25, 2013 at 6:34
  • It won't work if you've set a different symbol in your locale. It would still return your default currency symbol.
    – Shathish
    Sep 25, 2013 at 6:56
  • @MagePsycho: Checked. It is not working.
    – Sukeshini
    Sep 25, 2013 at 8:26
  • Can you paste your code? I just tested and it was working fine for me.
    – MagePsycho
    Sep 25, 2013 at 8:30

Using any given currency code you can derive the symbol using Zend_Locale:

$curr = new Zend_Currency('en_US');
echo $curr->getSymbol();
  • According to your solution we have to pass the locale to create Zend_Currency object right? What I expected was is there a way to get currency symbol regardless of locale? I mean by just passing the currency code can we get currency symbol in magento CE 1.7?
    – Sukeshini
    Sep 26, 2013 at 16:00
  • You can pass any locale to zend currency
    – philwinkle
    Sep 26, 2013 at 16:06
  • Yes. See the docs framework.zend.com/manual/1.12/en/zend.currency.html
    – philwinkle
    Sep 26, 2013 at 16:06
  • My problem background is like this. I have several stores with several websites. I'm creating a php file which runs outside of the project and get all the order collection regardless of the store or any other factor. In that case if I get all details of an order I can get order total amount and currency code as separate values. I want to get the currency symbol and show the order total as a complete amount in my php file. So I cannot put whatever the locale I want. Thanks in advance.
    – Sukeshini
    Sep 26, 2013 at 16:14

Just pass the value in variable .. will return current currency format price

$Formatted_Price = Converted Price with Currency 
$Variable_Price  = Your Variable value
$Formatted_Price= Mage::helper('core')->currency($Variable_Price, true, false);

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