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17  package org.apache.commons.lang3.text;
18  
19  import java.text.Format;
20  import java.util.Locale;
21  
22  /**
23   * Format factory.
24   *
25   * @since 2.4
26   * @deprecated as of 3.6, use commons-text
27   * <a href="https://commons.apache.org/proper/commons-text/javadocs/api-release/org/apache/commons/text/FormatFactory.html">
28   * FormatFactory</a> instead
29   */
30  @Deprecated
31  public interface FormatFactory {
32  
33      /**
34       * Create or retrieve a format instance.
35       *
36       * @param name The format type name
37       * @param arguments Arguments used to create the format instance. This allows the
38       *                  <code>FormatFactory</code> to implement the "format style"
39       *                  concept from <code>java.text.MessageFormat</code>.
40       * @param locale The locale, may be null
41       * @return The format instance
42       */
43      Format getFormat(String name, String arguments, Locale locale);
44  
45  }