I have noticed that in all reports created - a wrong character '¤' generated in XML pattern expression:
I understand this may be a placeholder character for currency character since it may be Euro, etc.
It's displayed correctly as dollar sign in PDF report generated - Example: $ 28.17
However generated Excel report shows as ¤ 28.17
Since my reports are used domestically in US - I had to manually replace that character with dollar sign in XML.
Product details below:
Product Version: Jaspersoft iReport Designer Professional 5.0.0
Java: 1.6.0_18; Java HotSpot Client VM 16.0-b13
System: Windows 7 version 6.1 running on x86; Cp1252; en_US (ireportpro)