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017package org.apache.logging.log4j.core;
018
019import java.nio.charset.Charset;
020
021/**
022 * Instantiates the @{link Layout} type for String-based layouts.
023 */
024public interface StringLayout extends Layout<String> {
025
026    /**
027     * Gets the Charset this layout uses to encode Strings into bytes.
028     * 
029     * @return the Charset this layout uses to encode Strings into bytes.
030     */
031    Charset getCharset();
032
033}