Interface InternationalString

All Superinterfaces:
CharSequence, Comparable<InternationalString>

public interface InternationalString extends CharSequence, Comparable<InternationalString>
A string that has been internationalized into several locales. This interface is used as a replacement for the String type whenever an attribute needs to be internationalization capable.

The natural ordering is defined by the lexicographical ordering of strings in the default locale, as returned by toString(). This string also defines the character sequence for this object.

See Also:
Departure from OGC/ISO abstract specification:
Addition of element not in the ISO/OGC specification Added this new type in order to distinguish between localizable and non-localizable character strings. Not all character strings should be localizable; for example Well Know Text or code names should probably be language neutral. Since the ISO/OGC UML does not say which character strings are localizable and which ones are not, we have done our own guesses in GeoAPI.
  • Method Details

    • toString

      String toString(Locale locale)
      Returns this string in the given locale. If no string is available in the given locale, then some default locale is used. The default locale is implementation-dependent. It may or may not be the system default.
      locale - The desired locale for the string to be returned, or null for a string in the implementation default locale.
      The string in the given locale if available, or in the default locale otherwise.
    • toString

      String toString()
      Returns this string in the default locale. The default locale is implementation-dependent. It may or may not be the system default. If the default locale is the system default (a recommended practice), then invoking this method is equivalent to invoking toString(Locale.getDefault()).

      All methods from CharSequence operate on this string. This string is also used as the criterion for natural ordering.

      Specified by:
      toString in interface CharSequence
      toString in class Object
      The string in the default locale.