Interface Encoder

All Known Subinterfaces:
BinaryEncoder, StringEncoder
All Known Implementing Classes:
AbstractCaverphone, Base16, Base32, Base64, BaseNCodec, BCodec, BeiderMorseEncoder, BinaryCodec, Caverphone, Caverphone1, Caverphone2, ColognePhonetic, DaitchMokotoffSoundex, DoubleMetaphone, Hex, MatchRatingApproachEncoder, Metaphone, Nysiis, PercentCodec, QCodec, QuotedPrintableCodec, RefinedSoundex, Soundex, URLCodec

public interface Encoder
Provides the highest level of abstraction for Encoders.

This is the sister interface of Decoder. Every implementation of Encoder provides this common generic interface which allows a user to pass a generic Object to any Encoder implementation in the codec package.

  • Method Summary

    Modifier and Type
    encode(Object source)
    Encodes an "Object" and returns the encoded content as an Object.
  • Method Details

    • encode

      Encodes an "Object" and returns the encoded content as an Object. The Objects here may just be byte[] or Strings depending on the implementation used.
      source - An object to encode
      An "encoded" Object
      EncoderException - An encoder exception is thrown if the encoder experiences a failure condition during the encoding process.