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RuleBasedCollator equals() method in Java with Example

  • Last Updated : 22 Jan, 2020

The equals() method of java.text.Collator class is used to check if both the specifiedstrings are identical or not.

Syntax:

public boolean equals(String source,
                      String target)

Parameter: This method takes two strings between which comparison is going to take place.

Return Value: if both strings are equal to each other than it will return true otherwise false.

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



Example 1:




// Java program to demonstrate
// equals() method
  
import java.text.*;
import java.util.*;
import java.io.*;
  
public class GFG {
    public static void main(String[] argv)
    {
        try {
  
            // Creating and initializing
            // RuleBasedCollator Object
            RuleBasedCollator col
                = new RuleBasedCollator("< a< b< c< d");
  
            // Creating an initializing
            // object for comparison
            String obj1 = "a";
  
            // Creating an initializing
            // Object for comparison
            String obj2 = "A";
  
            // compare both object
            // using equals() mehtod
            boolean i = col.equals(obj1, obj2);
  
            // display result
            if (i)
                System.out.println(obj1
                                   + " is equal to "
                                   + obj2);
            else
                System.out.println(obj1
                                   + " is not equal to "
                                   + obj2);
        }
  
        catch (ParseException e) {
  
            System.out.println(e);
        }
    }
}
Output:
a is not equal to A

Example 2:




// Java program to demonstrate
// equals() method
  
import java.text.*;
import java.util.*;
import java.io.*;
  
public class GFG {
    public static void main(String[] argv)
    {
        try {
  
            // Creating and initializing
            // RuleBasedCollator Object
            RuleBasedCollator col
                = new RuleBasedCollator("< a< b< c< d");
  
            // Creating an initializing
            // object for comparison
            String obj1 = "a";
  
            // Creating an initializing
            // Object for comparison
            String obj2 = "a";
  
            // compare both object
            // using equals() mehtod
            boolean i = col.equals(obj1, obj2);
  
            // display result
            if (i)
                System.out.println(obj1
                                   + " is equal to "
                                   + obj2);
            else
                System.out.println(obj1
                                   + " is not equal to "
                                   + obj2);
        }
  
        catch (ParseException e) {
  
            System.out.println(e);
        }
    }
}
Output:
a is equal to a

Reference: https://docs.oracle.com/javase/9/docs/api/java/text/RuleBasedCollator.html#equals-java.lang.Object-

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