Defining a custom number format
You can define a custom number format using special symbols to construct a format pattern. A format pattern shows places held by the currency symbol and the thousands and decimal separators. The thousands separator and the decimal separator are locale-dependent. In the US (English) locale, for example, a comma separates thousands places, and a period separates decimal places. In most European locales, a space separates thousands places, and a comma separates decimal places. Table 2-2 lists example results of custom number format patterns.

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