BreakIterator previous() method in Java with Examples
The previous() method of java.text.BreakIterator class is used to get the index of the previous boundary behind the current boundary(boundary retrieved by calling current() method). It provides the offset of the first character of boundary which precedes the current boundary pointed by BreakIterator.
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public abstract int previous()
Parameter: This method does not accept any parameter.
Return Value: This method provides the index of the previous boundary following the current boundary.
Below are the examples to illustrate the previous() method:
current position before calling previous() : 11 current position after calling 1st previous() : 6 current position after calling 2nd previous() : 4
current position before calling previous() : 13 current position after calling 1st previous() : 0 current position after calling 2nd previous() : -1