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DecimalFormatSymbols getMinusSign() method in Java with Examples

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  • Last Updated : 29 Jul, 2019
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The getMinusSign() method of java.text.DecimalFormatSymbols class in Java is used to get the character that is used to represent minus sign for the Locale of this DecimalFormatSymbols. This method returns the character for minus sign of that Locale.


public char getMinusSign()

Parameter: This method do not accept any parameter.

Return Value: This method returns an minus sign of the DecimalFormatSymbols with the default Locale.

Exception: This method do not throw any Exception.


// Java program to demonstrate
// the above method
import java.text.*;
import java.util.*;
public class DecimalFormatSymbolsDemo {
    public static void main(String[] args)
        DecimalFormatSymbols dfs
            = new DecimalFormatSymbols();
        System.out.println("Character used"
                           + " for minus sign: "
                           + dfs.getMinusSign());


Character used for minus sign: -


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