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Java Formatter locale() Method with Example

Formatter Class locale() method: Here, we are going to learn about the locale() method of Formatter Class with its syntax and example.
Submitted by Preeti Jain, on February 14, 2020

Formatter Class locale() method

  • locale() method is available in java.util package.
  • locale() method is used to returns the locales assign by the construction of this Formatter.
  • locale() method is a non-static method, it is accessible with the class object and if we try to access the method with the class name then we will get an error.
  • locale() method may throw an exception at the time of returning Locale object.
    FormatterClosedException: This exception may throw when this Formatter close by calling it's close().


    public Locale locale();


  • It does not accept any parameter.

Return value:

The return type of this method is Locale, it returns locale of this formatter otherwise it returns null.


// Java program is to demonstrate the example of
// locale() method of Formatter

import java.util.*;

public class LocaleOfFormatter {
    public static void main(String[] args) {
        // Instantiates a StringBuffer and Formmatter object
        StringBuffer sb = new StringBuffer();
        Formatter formatt = new Formatter(sb, Locale.UK);

        // By using format() method is to format a string
        formatt.format("Hi %s !", "IncludeHelp");

        // Display Formatted String

        // By using locale() method is to
        // return the locale set by the formation
        // of this Formattr
        System.out.println("formatt.locale(): " + formatt.locale());


Hi IncludeHelp !
formatt.locale(): en_GB


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