Convert HTML Characters to Text in Java: Standard Library Tutorial
When working with Java, it is common to come across HTML characters that need to be converted to plain text. Fortunately, the Java Standard Library includes a class called "StringEscapeUtils" that can handle this task for us.
To use StringEscapeUtils, we first need to import it into our project:
Once imported, we can use the "unescapeHtml4" method to convert HTML characters to plain text. Here is an example:
String htmlString = "This is an example <b>HTML</b> string."; String plainText = StringEscapeUtils.unescapeHtml4(htmlString); System.out.println(plainText);
In this example, the "htmlString" variable contains an HTML string with a bold tag. The "unescapeHtml4" method is then called on this string, which returns the plain text version of the string. The resulting plain text is then printed to the console.