Class DefaultInternationalString

All Implemented Interfaces:
Serializable, Char­Sequence, Comparable<International­String>, Formattable, International­String

public class DefaultInternationalString extends AbstractInternationalString implements Serializable
An international string using a map of strings for different locales. Strings for new locales can be added, but existing strings cannot be removed or modified. This behavior is a compromise between making constructions easier, and being suitable for use in immutable objects.

Thread safety

Instances of Default­International­String are thread-safe. While those instances are not strictly immutable, SIS typically references them as if they were immutable because of their add-only behavior.
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  • Constructor Details

    • DefaultInternationalString

      public DefaultInternationalString()
      Creates an initially empty international string. Localized strings can be added using one of add(…) methods.
    • DefaultInternationalString

      public DefaultInternationalString(String string)
      Creates an international string initialized with the given string. Additional localized strings can be added using one of add(…) methods. The string specified to this constructor is the one that will be returned if no localized string is found for the Locale argument in a call to to­String(Locale).
      string - the string in no specific locale, or null if none.
    • DefaultInternationalString

      public DefaultInternationalString(Map<Locale,String> strings)
      Creates an international string initialized with the given localized strings. The content of the given map is copied, so changes to that map after construction will not be reflected into this international string.
      strings - the strings in various locales, or null if none.
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  • Method Details

    • add

      public void add(Locale locale, String string) throws IllegalArgumentException
      Adds a string for the given locale.
      locale - the locale for the string value.
      string - the localized string.
      Illegal­Argument­Exception - if a different string value was already set for the given locale.
    • getLocales

      public Set<Locale> getLocales()
      Returns the set of locales defined in this international string.
      the set of locales.
      Current implementation does not return a synchronized set. We should synchronize on the same lock than the one used for accessing the internal locale map.
    • toString

      public String toString(Locale locale)
      Returns a string in the specified locale. If there is no string for that locale, then this method searches for a locale without the variant part. If no string are found, then this method searches for a locale without the country part. For example if the "fr_CA" locale was requested but not found, then this method looks for the "fr" locale. The root locale is tried last.

      Handling of Locale​.ROOT argument value

      Locale​.ROOT can be given to this method for requesting a "unlocalized" string, typically some programmatic values like enumerations or identifiers. While identifiers often look like English words, Locale​.ROOT is not considered synonymous to Locale​.ENGLISH because the values may differ in the way numbers and dates are formatted (e.g. using the ISO 8601 standard for dates instead of English conventions). In order to produce a value close to the common practice, this method handles Locale​.ROOT as below:
      • If a string has been explicitly added for Locale​.ROOT, then that string is returned.
      • Otherwise, acknowledging that UML identifiers in OGC/ISO specifications are primarily expressed in the English language, this method looks for strings associated to Locale​.US as an approximation of "unlocalized" strings.
      • If no English string was found, then this method looks for a string for the system default locale.
      • If none of the above steps found a string, then this method returns an arbitrary string.

      Handling of null argument value

      In the default implementation, the null locale is handled as a synonymous of Locale​.ROOT. However, subclasses are free to use a different fallback. Client code are encouraged to specify only non-null values for more determinist behavior.
      Specified by:
      to­String in interface International­String
      Specified by:
      to­String in class Abstract­International­String
      locale - the desired locale for the string to be returned.
      the string in the given locale if available, or in an implementation-dependent fallback locale otherwise.
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    • isSubsetOf

      public boolean isSubsetOf(Object candidate)
      Returns true if all localized texts stored in this international string are contained in the specified object. More specifically:
      candidate - the object which may contains this international string.
      true if the given object contains all localized strings found in this international string.
    • equals

      public boolean equals(Object object)
      Compares this international string with the specified object for equality.
      equals in class Object
      object - the object to compare with this international string.
      true if the given object is equal to this string.
    • hashCode

      public int hashCode()
      Returns a hash code value for this international text.
      hash­Code in class Object
      a hash code value for this international text.