The CurrCon Java Applet displays prices on this
web page converted with today’s exchange rates into your local international currency,
e.g. Euros, US dollars, Canadian dollars, British Pounds, Indian Rupees…
CurrCon requires an up-to-date browser
and Java version 1.7 or later, preferably 1.8.0_20.
If you can’t see the prices in your local currency,
Troubleshoot. Use Chrome for best results.
CurrCon stands for
The currency converter lets you display prices/amounts in the native currency of the
visitors to your website. The currency converter automatically selects the default
currency to display based on the locale country setting of the browser. It currently
supports 169 different
Unlike most currency converters, with this one, the user does not enter amounts to be
converted. The values come from your web page. All prices on your web pages are instantly
displayed in the user’s favourite currency without him having to do anything. For
more details see the manual. The Currcon
Currency Converter is also available with Java source to download.
Displaying Prices in Various Formats
CurrCon Display Variations
CurrCon Display Variations
How a $30 USD
Price is displayed
Format Letter Combination
Note how when you change the country all the prices on the page change in sync.
You can even spin though all the country currencies with your scroll wheel on the mouse,
without having to individually select the countries.
Java Requirements and Troubleshooting
is a Java Applet
to Currency Converter.
You are welcome to install it on your own website.
If it does not work…
If Copy/Paste (Ctrl-C/Ctrl-V) do not work, you can turn them back on by
modifying your java.policy file. This is not for the novice or faint of heart. instructions
Your alternative is to download this program and run it without a browser.
In the Java Control Panel security tab,
click Start ⇒ Control Panel ⇒
Programs ⇒ Java ⇒ Security, configure medium security
to allow self-signed and vanilla unsigned applets to run.
If medium is not available, or if Java security is blocking you from running the program,
configure high security
and add http://mindprod.com
to the Exception Site List at the bottom of the security tab.
Often problems can be fixed simply by clicking the reload button on your browser.
Make sure the Java in your browser is enabled in the security tab of the Java Control panel.
Click Start ⇒ Control Panel ⇒
Programs ⇒ Java ⇒ Security ⇒
Enable Java Content in the browser.
This Java Applet
needs 32-bit or 64-bit Java 1.7 or later.
For best results use the latest 1.8.0_20 Java.
It works under any operating system that supports Java
e.g. W2K XP W2003 Vista W2008 W7-32 W7-64 W8-32 W8-64 W2012 Linux LinuxARM LinuxX86 LinuxX64 Ubuntu Solaris SolarisSPARC SolarisSPARC64 SolarisX86 SolarisX64 OSX
Make sure your zoom is on normal 100% to give the Applet room to run.
You should see the Applet above looking much like this
If you don’t, the following hints should help you get it working:
Especially if this Applet has worked before, try clearing the browser cache and rebooting.
To ensure your Java is up to date, check with Wassup.
First, download it and run it as an application independent of your browser,
then run it online as an Applet to add the complication of your browser.
If the above Applet does not work,
check the Java console for error messages.
If the above Applet does not work, you might have better luck with the downloadable version available below.
If you are using Mac OS X and would like an improved Look and Feel,
download the QuaQua look & feel
UnZip the contained quaqua.jar
and install it in ~/Library/Java/Extensions
or one of the other ext dirs.
Click the Information bar, and then click Allow blocked content. Unfortunately, this also allows dangerous ActiveX code to run. However, you must do this in order to get access to perfectly-safe Java Applets running in a sandbox. This is part of Microsoft’s war on Java.
Try upgrading to a more recent version of your browser,
or try a different browser e.g. Chrome, Firefox, SeaMonkey, Opera, Safari or Avant.
If you still can’t get the program working
click the red HELP button below for more detail.
If you can’t get the above Applet working
after trying the advice above and from the red HELP button below,
have bugs to report or ideas to improve the program or its documentation,
please send me an email at.
CurrCon Currency Converter is free. Full source included.
You may even include the source code, modified or unmodified
in free/commercial open source/proprietary programs that you write and distribute. Non-military use only.