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Symbol

Location

Localized?

Meaning

0

Number

Yes

Digit

#

Number

Yes

Digit, zero shows as absent

.

Number

Yes

Decimal separator or monetary decimal separator

-

Number

Yes

Minus sign

,

Number

Yes

Grouping separator

E

Number

Yes

Separates mantissa and exponent in scientific notation. Need not be quoted in prefix or suffix.

;

Sub-pattern boundary

Yes

Separates positive and negative sub-patterns

%

Prefix or suffix

Yes

Multiply by 100 and show as percentage

‰ (\u2030)

Prefix or suffix

Yes

Multiply by 1000 and show as per mille

¤ (\u00A4)

Prefix or suffix

No

Currency sign, replaced by currency symbol. If doubled, replaced by international currency symbol. If present in a pattern, the monetary decimal separator is used instead of the decimal separator.

'

Prefix or suffix

No

Used to quote special characters in a prefix or suffix, for example, "'#'#" formats 123 to "#123". To create a single quote itself, use two in a row: "# o''clock".