Yahoo Currency Converter – AJAX version

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Yahoo Currency Converter – AJAX version



Yahoo Currency Converter - AJAX versionAfter releasing the Google Currency Converter – AJAX version
http://extensions.joomla.org/component/option,com_mtree/task,viewlink/link_id,5795/Itemid,35/
some of my friends told me they prefer Yahoo Finance over Google Finance.

So here it is – the Yahoo Currency Converter – AJAX version!

While I do not know which converter – the Yahoo or the Google – gives a more accurate result, one thing for sure is that the Yahoo Currency Converter provides more currencies. Google Finance provides 65 currencies, whereas Yahoo Finance provides 154 currencies!

Latest Version
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v1.0.5 (for Joomla 1.0) and v1.5.5 (for Joomla 1.5)
Released September 1, 2009

Thanks to Juan Manuel Rico who informed me about Venezuelan’s new currency. Have changed the code from Venezuelan Bolivar (VEB) to Venezuelan Bolivar Fuerte (VEF).

v1.0.4 (for Joomla 1.0) and v1.5.4 (for Joomla 1.5)
Released August 31, 2009

This is in response to Alamshahi’s post titled “uncorrect results : missed digits”.

The error occurred when Yahoo returns a conversion rate greater than 1,000. The original program was “confused” because of the ‘,’ in 1,000. Have fixed the bug in this version.

In this new release, I’ve also added support for retrieving yahoo currency data using file_get_contents() or fread(). So for those people with no cURL library, you can now use the module using file_get_contents() or fread().

Live Demo
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You can see a live demo of the Yahoo Currency Converter by clicking the demo link above.

Unique Features
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* Performs currency conversion by connecting in real-time at the backend to the Currency Converter from Yahoo Finance. So you get the most up-to-date currency rate as provided by Yahoo Finance.

* Uses AJAX to display the result – no reloading of pages required!

* Full CSS support! This means that you can set the font family, font size, foreground and background color of the input field, submit button, etc.

* The module can be included in a content item! (see below for details)

Including this module in Content Item
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Since this is a standard Joomla module, you can easily include this module into a content item or article with the use of {mosloadposition} (for Joomla 1.0.x) or {loadposition} (for Joomla 1.5.x). Please refer to the documentation for details.

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DirectPHP
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