An Overview of ICU
Mark Davis & Steven Loomis - IBM Corporation
ICU is the premier Unicode-enablement software library, providing a full range of services for supporting internationalization - especially in server environments. ICU is principally developed by IBM, and used in IBM products, but is also freely available as open-source. It provides cross-platform C, C++ and Java APIs, with a thread-safe programming model. ICU includes the following features:
This paper will provide an overview of the ICU features, with special emphasis on the new features in the ICU 2.4 release (December 2002), and also discuss the planned features in the upcoming ICU 2.6 release (summer 2003).
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