Lotus Component for Unicode: Adapting and Customizing ICU for Lotus Notes/Domino Rnext
Daniel Chen - IBM Corporation
The Unicode support is a crucial feature for Lotus Notes/Domino product. Without it, Notes/Domino product won't be able to support all different international languages at same time. In Notes/Domino 6.0, we have re-written its Unicode support component (Lotus Component for Unicode) based on IBM open source library ICU (International Component for Unicode). This paper discusses our experiences in adapting and customizing ICU for Notes/Domino 6.0. These include evolution history of Unicode support in Lotus software; why we adopt the open source component of ICU; How we managed the risks of integration; How we addressed the issues of high level API back compatible; etc.
The session also covers the tips and techniques on customizing ICU word breaker, implementing ICU collation tailoring, addressing security issues of applying normalization, adapting new memory management, etc.
The intended audiences are managers, developers, system analysts who are interested in adopting ICU (Open source) in their International products development of Unicode support.
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