BreakIterator next() method in Java with Examples

The next() method of java.text.BreakIterator class is used to get the index of the next boundary ahead of the current boundary(boundary retrieved by calling current() method). it provides the offset of the first character of boundary which follows the current boundary pointed by BreakIterator.

Syntax:

public abstract int next()

Parameter: This method does not accept any parameter.



Return Value: This method provides the index of next boundary following the current boundary.

Below are the examples to illustrate the next() method:

Example 1:

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// Java program to demonstrate next() method
  
import java.text.*;
import java.util.*;
import java.io.*;
  
public class GFG {
    public static void main(String[] argv)
    {
        // creating and initializing with zero
        int current = 0, next = 0;
  
        // creating and initializing BreakIterator
        BreakIterator wb
            = BreakIterator.getWordInstance();
  
        // setting text for BreakIterator
        wb.setText("Code  Geeks");
  
        // getting the current text boundary
        current = wb.current();
  
        // display the result
        System.out.println(
            "current position before"
            + " calling next() : "
            + current);
  
        // calling next method
        next = wb.next();
  
        // display the result
        System.out.println(
            "\ncurrent position after"
            + " calling 1st next() : "
            + next);
  
        // calling next method
        next = wb.next();
  
        // display the result
        System.out.println(
            "\ncurrent position after"
            + " calling 2nd next() : "
            + next);
    }
}

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Output:

current position before calling next() : 0

current position after calling 1st next() : 4

current position after calling 2nd next() : 6

Example 2:

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// Java program to demonstrate next() method
  
import java.text.*;
import java.util.*;
import java.io.*;
  
public class GFG {
    public static void main(String[] argv)
    {
        // creating and initializing with zero
        int current = 0, next = 0;
  
        // creating and initializing BreakIterator
        BreakIterator wb
            = BreakIterator.getWordInstance();
  
        // setting text for BreakIterator
        wb.setText("GeeksForGeeks");
  
        // getting the current text boundary
        current = wb.current();
  
        // display the result
        System.out.println(
            "current position before"
            + " calling next() : "
            + current);
  
        // calling next method
        next = wb.next();
  
        // display the result
        System.out.println(
            "\ncurrent position after"
            + " calling 1st next() : "
            + next);
  
        // calling next method
        next = wb.next();
  
        // display the result
        System.out.println(
            "\ncurrent position after"
            + " calling 2nd next() : "
            + next);
    }
}

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Output:

current position before calling next() : 0

current position after calling 1st next() : 13

current position after calling 2nd next() : -1

Reference: https://docs.oracle.com/javase/9/docs/api/java/text/BreakIterator.html#next–



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