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Jazzy example source code file (JavaWordFinder.java)

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The Jazzy JavaWordFinder.java source code

Jazzy - a Java library for Spell Checking
Copyright (C) 2001 Mindaugas Idzelis
Full text of license can be found in LICENSE.txt

This library is free software; you can redistribute it and/or
modify it under the terms of the GNU Lesser General Public
License as published by the Free Software Foundation; either
version 2.1 of the License, or (at your option) any later version.

This library is distributed in the hope that it will be useful,
but WITHOUT ANY WARRANTY; without even the implied warranty of
Lesser General Public License for more details.

You should have received a copy of the GNU Lesser General Public
License along with this library; if not, write to the Free Software
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package com.swabunga.spell.event;

 * A basic word finder, which searches text for sequences of letters.
 * @author Anthony Roy  (ajr@antroy.co.uk)
public class JavaWordFinder extends AbstractWordFinder {

  //~ Instance/static variables ...............................................

  private boolean inComment;

  //~ Constructors ............................................................

   * Creates a new DefaultWordFinder object.
   * @param inText the String to search
  public JavaWordFinder(String inText) {

  public JavaWordFinder() {

  //~ Methods .................................................................

   * This method scans the text from the end of the last word,  and returns a
   * new Word object corresponding to the next word.
   * @return the next word.
   * @throws WordNotFoundException search string contains no more words.
  public Word next() {

    if (nextWord == null) {
      throw new WordNotFoundException("No more words found.");


    int current = sentenceIterator.current();

    int i = currentWord.getEnd();
    boolean finished = false;
    boolean started = false;

        while (i < text.length() && !finished) {

          i = ignore(i, '@');
          i = ignore(i, "<code>", "");
          i = ignore(i, "<CODE>", "");
          i = ignore(i, '<', '>');

          if (i >= text.length()) break search;

          char currentLetter = text.charAt(i);
          if (inComment) {
            //Reset on new line.
            if (currentLetter == '\n') {
              inComment = false;
              continue search;
            } else if (!isWordChar(i)) {
              continue search;
            //Find words.
            while (i < text.length() - 1) {
              if (!started && isWordChar(i)) {
                started = true;
              } else if (started && !isWordChar(i)) {
                nextWord.setText(text.substring(nextWord.getStart(), i));
                finished = true;
                break search;

              currentLetter = text.charAt(++i);
          } else if (currentLetter == '*') {
            inComment = true;
          } else {

    if (!started) {
      nextWord = null;
    } else if (!finished) {
      nextWord.setText(text.substring(nextWord.getStart(), i));

    return currentWord;

   * Initializes this word finder

  protected void init() {
//    sentenceIterator = BreakIterator.getSentenceInstance();
//    sentenceIterator.setText(text);
    inComment = false;

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