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37  
38  package sun.text.normalizer;
39  
40  /**
41   * <code>UnicodeMatcher</code> defines a protocol for objects that can
42   * match a range of characters in a Replaceable string.
43   * @stable ICU 2.0
44   */
45  public interface UnicodeMatcher {
46  
47      /**
48       * The character at index i, where i < contextStart || i >= contextLimit,
49       * is ETHER.  This allows explicit matching by rules and UnicodeSets
50       * of text outside the context.  In traditional terms, this allows anchoring
51       * at the start and/or end.
52       * @stable ICU 2.0
53       */
54      static final char ETHER = '\uFFFF';
55  
56  }
57  
58  //eof