Finance::Currency::Convert::XE - Currency conversion module.


  use Finance::Currency::Convert::XE;
  my $obj = Finance::Currency::Convert::XE->new()       
             || die "Failed to create object\n" ;

  my $value = $obj->convert(
                  'source' => 'GBP',
                  'target' => 'EUR',
                  'value' => '123.45',
                  'format' => 'text'
           ) || die "Could not convert: " . $obj->error . "\n";

  my @currencies = $obj->currencies;


Currency conversion module using's Universal Currency Converter (tm) site.



Creates a new Finance::Currency::Convert::XE object.


Returns a plain array of the currencies available for conversion.


Converts some currency value into another using's UCC.

An anonymous hash is used to pass parameters. Legal hash keys and values are as follows:

    source => $currency_from,
    target => $currency_to,
    value  => $currency_from_value,
    format => $print_format

The format key is optional, and takes one of the following strings:

  'number' (returns '12.34')
  'symbol' (returns '£12.34')
  'text'   (returns '12.34 British Pounds')
  'abbv'   (returns '12.34 GBP')

If format key is omitted, 'number' is assumed and the converted value is returned.

Note that not all countries have symbols in the standard character set. Where known the appropriate currency symbol is used, otherwise the generic currency symbol is used.

It should also be noted that there is a recommendation to use only the standardised three letter abbreviation ('abbv' above). However, for further reading please see:

Returns a (hopefully) meaningful error string.

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Currency symbols are currently specified with a generic symbol, if the currency symbol is unknown. Are there any other symbols available in Unicode? Let me know if there are.




There are no known bugs at the time of this release. However, if you spot a bug or are experiencing difficulties, that is not explained within the POD documentation, please send an email to or submit a bug to the RT system ( However, it would help greatly if you are able to pinpoint problems or even supply a patch.

Fixes are dependant upon their severity and my availablity. Should a fix not be forthcoming, please feel free to (politely) remind me.


  Barbie, <>
  for Miss Barbell Productions <>.


  Copyright (C) 2002-2005 Barbie for Miss Barbell Productions.
  All Rights Reserved.

  This module is free software; you can redistribute it and/or 
  modify it under the same terms as Perl itself.