Class Symbols

Object
Symbols
All Implemented Interfaces:
Serializable, Cloneable, Localized

public class Symbols extends Object implements Localized, Cloneable, Serializable
The set of symbols to use for Well Known Text (WKT) parsing and formatting. The two constants defined in this class, namely SQUARE_BRACKETS and CURLY_BRACKETS, define the symbols for ISO 19162 compliant WKT formatting. Their properties are:
Standard WKT symbols
WKT aspect Standard value Comment
Locale for number format: Locale.ROOT
Bracket symbols: [] or () Note: the […] brackets are common in referencing WKT, while the (…) brackets are common in geometry WKT.
Quote symbols: "" Note: Apache SIS accepts also “…” quotes for more readable String literals in Java code, but this is non-standard.
Sequence symbols: {}
Separator: ,
Users can create their own Symbols instance for parsing or formatting a WKT with different symbols.
Since:
0.4
See Also:

Defined in the sis-referencing module

  • Field Details

    • SQUARE_BRACKETS

      public static final Symbols SQUARE_BRACKETS
      A set of symbols with values between square brackets, like DATUM["WGS84"]. This instance defines:
      • Locale​.ROOT for decimal format symbols.
      • Square brackets by default, as in DATUM["WGS84"], but accepting also curly brackets as in DATUM("WGS84"). Both are legal WKT.
      • English quotation mark ('"') by default, but accepting also “…” quotes for more readable String constants in Java code.
      • Coma separator followed by a space (", ").
      This is the most frequently used WKT format for referencing objects.
    • CURLY_BRACKETS

      public static final Symbols CURLY_BRACKETS
      A set of symbols with values between parentheses, like DATUM("WGS84"). This instance is identical to SQUARE_BRACKETS except that the default brackets are the curly ones instead of the square ones (but both are still accepted at parsing time).

      This format is rare with referencing objects but common with geometry objects.

  • Constructor Details

    • Symbols

      public Symbols(Symbols symbols)
      Creates a new set of WKT symbols initialized to a copy of the given symbols.
      Parameters:
      symbols - the symbols to copy.
  • Method Details

    • getDefault

      public static Symbols getDefault()
      Returns the default set of symbols. This is currently set to SQUARE_BRACKETS.
      Returns:
      the default set of symbols.
    • getLocale

      public final Locale getLocale()
      Returns the locale for formatting dates and numbers. The default value is Locale​.ROOT.

      Relationship between Symbols locale and WKTFormat locale

      The WKTFormat​.get­Locale(Locale​.DISPLAY) property specifies the language to use when formatting International­String instances and can be set to any value. On the contrary, the Locale property of this Symbols class controls the decimal format symbols and is very rarely set to an other locale than Locale​.ROOT.
      Specified by:
      get­Locale in interface Localized
      Returns:
      the locale for dates and numbers.
      See Also:
    • setLocale

      public void setLocale(Locale locale)
      Sets the locale of decimal format symbols or other symbols. Note that any non-English locale is likely to produce WKT that do not conform to ISO 19162. Such WKT can be used for human reading, but not for data export.
      Parameters:
      locale - the new symbols locale.
      Throws:
      Unsupported­Operation­Exception - if this Symbols instance is immutable.
    • getNumPairedBrackets

      public final int getNumPairedBrackets()
      Returns the number of paired brackets. For example if the WKT parser accepts both the […] and (…) bracket pairs, then this method returns 2.
      Returns:
      the number of bracket pairs.
      See Also:
    • getOpeningBracket

      public final int getOpeningBracket(int index)
      Returns the opening bracket character at the given index. Index 0 stands for the default bracket used at formatting time. All other index are for optional brackets accepted at parsing time.
      Parameters:
      index - index of the opening bracket to get, from 0 to get­Num­Paired­Brackets() exclusive.
      Returns:
      the opening bracket at the given index, as a Unicode code point.
      Throws:
      Index­Out­Of­Bounds­Exception - if the given index is out of bounds.
    • getClosingBracket

      public final int getClosingBracket(int index)
      Returns the closing bracket character at the given index. Index 0 stands for the default bracket used at formatting time. All other index are for optional brackets accepted at parsing time.
      Parameters:
      index - index of the closing bracket to get, from 0 to get­Num­Paired­Brackets() exclusive.
      Returns:
      the closing bracket at the given index, as a Unicode code point.
      Throws:
      Index­Out­Of­Bounds­Exception - if the given index is out of bounds.
    • setPairedBrackets

      public void setPairedBrackets(String preferred, String... alternatives)
      Sets the opening and closing brackets to the given pairs. Each string shall contain exactly two code points (usually two characters). The first code point is taken as the opening bracket, and the second code point as the closing bracket.
      Example: The following code will instruct the WKT formatter to use the (…) pair of brackets at formatting time, but still accept the more common […] pair of brackets at parsing time:
      symbols.setPairedBrackets("()", "[]");
      Parameters:
      preferred - the preferred pair of opening and closing quotes, used at formatting time.
      alternatives - alternative pairs of opening and closing quotes accepted at parsing time.
      Throws:
      Unsupported­Operation­Exception - if this Symbols instance is immutable.
    • getNumPairedQuotes

      public final int getNumPairedQuotes()
      Returns the number of paired quotes. For example if the WKT parser accepts both the "…" and “…” quote pairs, then this method returns 2.
      Returns:
      the number of quote pairs.
      See Also:
    • getOpeningQuote

      public final int getOpeningQuote(int index)
      Returns the opening quote character at the given index. Index 0 stands for the default quote used at formatting time, which is usually '"'. All other index are for optional quotes accepted at parsing time.
      Parameters:
      index - index of the opening quote to get, from 0 to get­Num­Paired­Quotes() exclusive.
      Returns:
      the opening quote at the given index, as a Unicode code point.
      Throws:
      Index­Out­Of­Bounds­Exception - if the given index is out of bounds.
    • getClosingQuote

      public final int getClosingQuote(int index)
      Returns the closing quote character at the given index. Index 0 stands for the default quote used at formatting time, which is usually '"'. All other index are for optional quotes accepted at parsing time.
      Parameters:
      index - index of the closing quote to get, from 0 to get­Num­Paired­Quotes() exclusive.
      Returns:
      the closing quote at the given index, as a Unicode code point.
      Throws:
      Index­Out­Of­Bounds­Exception - if the given index is out of bounds.
    • setPairedQuotes

      public void setPairedQuotes(String preferred, String... alternatives)
      Sets the opening and closing quotes to the given pairs. Each string shall contain exactly two code points (usually two characters). The first code point is taken as the opening quote, and the second code point as the closing quote.
      Example: The following code will instruct the WKT formatter to use the prettier “…” quotation marks at formatting time (especially useful for String constants in Java code), but still accept the standard "…" quotation marks at parsing time:
      symbols.setPairedQuotes("“”", "\"\"");
      Parameters:
      preferred - the preferred pair of opening and closing quotes, used at formatting time.
      alternatives - alternative pairs of opening and closing quotes accepted at parsing time.
      Throws:
      Unsupported­Operation­Exception - if this Symbols instance is immutable.
    • getOpenSequence

      public final int getOpenSequence()
      Returns the character used for opening a sequence of values. This is usually '{'.
      Returns:
      the character used for opening a sequence of values, as a Unicode code point.
    • getCloseSequence

      public final int getCloseSequence()
      Returns the character used for closing a sequence of values. This is usually '}'.
      Returns:
      the character used for closing a sequence of values, as a Unicode code point.
    • setSequenceBrackets

      public void setSequenceBrackets(int openSequence, int closeSequence)
      Sets the characters used for opening and closing a sequence of values.
      Parameters:
      open­Sequence - the character for opening a sequence of values, as a Unicode code point.
      close­Sequence - the character for closing a sequence of values, as a Unicode code point.
      Throws:
      Unsupported­Operation­Exception - if this Symbols instance is immutable.
    • getSeparator

      public final String getSeparator()
      Returns the string used as a separator in a list of values. This is usually ", ", but may be different if a non-English locale is used for formatting numbers.
      Returns:
      the string used as a separator in a list of values.
    • setSeparator

      public void setSeparator(String separator)
      Sets the string to use as a separator in a list of values. The given string will be used "as-is" at formatting time, but leading and trailing spaces will be ignored at parsing time.
      Parameters:
      separator - the new string to use as a separator in a list of values.
      Throws:
      Unsupported­Operation­Exception - if this Symbols instance is immutable.
    • containsElement

      public boolean containsElement(CharSequence wkt, String element)
      Returns true if the given WKT contains at least one instance of the given element. Invoking this method is equivalent to invoking String​.contains(Char­Sequence) except for the following: The purpose of this method is to guess some characteristics about the encoded object without the cost of a full WKT parsing.
      Example: contains­Element(wkt, "AXIS") returns true if the given WKT contains at least one instance of the AXIS[…] element, ignoring case.
      Parameters:
      wkt - the WKT to inspect.
      element - the element to search for.
      Returns:
      true if the given WKT contains at least one instance of the given element.
    • containsAxis

      @Deprecated public boolean containsAxis(CharSequence wkt)
      Deprecated.
      The AXIS element is no longer optional in WKT 2. Consequently testing for its presence should not be needed anymore.
      Returns true if the given WKT contains at least one instance of the AXIS[…] element. Invoking this method is equivalent to invoking contains­Element(wkt, "AXIS").

      Use case

      The check for axis elements is of particular interest because the axis order is a frequent cause of confusion when processing geographic data. Some applications just ignore any declared axis order in favor of their own hard-coded (longitude, latitude) axis order. Consequently, the presence of AXIS[…] elements in a WKT 1 string is an indication that the encoded object may not be understood as intended by some external software products.
      Parameters:
      wkt - the WKT to inspect.
      Returns:
      true if the given WKT contains at least one instance of the AXIS[…] element.
    • clone

      public Symbols clone()
      Returns a clone of this Symbols. The returned instance is modifiable (i.e. setter methods will not throw Unsupported­Operation­Exception).
      Overrides:
      clone in class Object
      Returns:
      a modifiable clone of this Symbols.
    • equals

      public boolean equals(Object other)
      Compares this Symbols with the given object for equality.
      Overrides:
      equals in class Object
      Parameters:
      other - the object to compare with this Symbols.
      Returns:
      true if both objects are equal.
    • hashCode

      public int hashCode()
      Returns a hash code value for this object.
      Overrides:
      hash­Code in class Object
      Returns:
      a hash code value.