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Locale-Sensitive Java Method


public String concat(String str)

Internationalization (I18n) Function Overview

The concat method returns a new String that is the concatenation of the current String and str.

I18n Issues

In an internationalized application, concat should not be used if the resulting string is to be displayed to the user. This is because the order of the translated pieces of the string can be different for each locale.

Recommended Replacements

Concatenation of words is particularly questionable from a linguistic point of view. It is preferable to externalize strings to encompass complete sentential forms (including punctuation), rather than concatenate individual fragment strings. Use MessageFormat or String.format to manage dynamic string creation, assuming locale has properly been set using setlocale.

Locale-Sensitive Java Methods


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