public static String format (Locale l, String format, Object… args)

Returns a formatted string using the specified locale, format string, and arguments.

l     The locale to apply during formatting. If l is null then no localization is applied.
format     A format string
args     Arguments referenced by the format specifiers in the format string. If there are more arguments than format specifiers, the extra arguments are ignored. The number of arguments is variable and may be zero. The maximum number of arguments is limited by the maximum dimension of a Java array as defined by The Java™ Virtual Machine Specification. The behaviour on a null argument depends on the conversion.

Returns:  A formatted string

IllegalFormatException     If a format string contains an illegal syntax, a format specifier that is incompatible with the given arguments, insufficient arguments given the format string, or other illegal conditions. For specification of all possible formatting errors, see the Details section of the formatter class specification
NullPointerException     If the format is null

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Since:  1.5