Java™ Platform
Standard Ed. 7

Package java.text

Provides classes and interfaces for handling text, dates, numbers, and messages in a manner independent of natural languages.

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Package java.text Description

Provides classes and interfaces for handling text, dates, numbers, and messages in a manner independent of natural languages. This means your main application or applet can be written to be language-independent, and it can rely upon separate, dynamically-linked localized resources. This allows the flexibility of adding localizations for new localizations at any time.

These classes are capable of formatting dates, numbers, and messages, parsing; searching and sorting strings; and iterating over characters, words, sentences, and line breaks. This package contains three main groups of classes and interfaces:

Since:
JDK1.1
Java™ Platform
Standard Ed. 7

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