Interface InternationalString

All Superinterfaces:
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 standard in the name This is called PT_FreeText in ISO 19115 standard, and can be applied to all metadata elements who's data type is CharacterString and domain is “free text”. GeoAPI uses the InternationalString name for historical reasons and for consistency with similar object in Internationalization Service for J2EE.