BreakIterator next(int) method in Java with Examples
The next() method of java.text.BreakIterator class is used to get the index of the nth next boundary from the current boundary(boundary retrieved by calling current() method). It provides the offset of the first character of boundary which follows or precedes the current boundary pointed by BreakIterator.
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public abstract int next(int n)
Parameter: it takes n(number of boundaries to be skipped) as a parameter . if n is positive it will skip boundaries in forward direction else skip in the backward direction.
Return Value: This method provides the index of nth next boundary form the current boundary.
Below are the examples to illustrate the next() method:
current position before calling next() : 0 current position after calling 1st next() : 6 current position after calling 2nd next() : 4
current position before calling next() : 0 current position after calling 1st next() : 4 current position after calling 2nd next() : 11