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public class: Annotation [javadoc | source]
An Annotation object is used as a wrapper for a text attribute value if the attribute has annotation characteristics. These characteristics are: An example is grammatical information attached to a sentence: For the previous sentence, you can say that "an example" is the subject, but you cannot say the same about "an", "example", or "exam". When the text is changed, the grammatical information typically becomes invalid. Another example is Japanese reading information (yomi).

Wrapping the attribute value into an Annotation object guarantees that adjacent text runs don't get merged even if the attribute values are equal, and indicates to text containers that the attribute should be discarded if the underlying text is modified.

 public Annotation(Object value) 
    Constructs an annotation record with the given value, which may be null.
    value - The value of the attribute
Method from java.text.Annotation Summary:
getValue,   toString
Methods from java.lang.Object:
clone,   equals,   finalize,   getClass,   hashCode,   notify,   notifyAll,   toString,   wait,   wait,   wait
Method from java.text.Annotation Detail:
 public Object getValue() 
    Returns the value of the attribute, which may be null.
 public String toString() 
    Returns the String representation of this Annotation.