Re: java and unicode

From: Rick McGowan (
Date: Mon Feb 02 1998 - 17:03:15 EST

> When I tried to use unicode in a java program, I don't get a character,
> just a blank space, or an underline rather than a Hebrew character. why?

Have you ruled out the possibility that the Java IMPLEMENTATION (i.e., not
the language, but the Java VM you're using) does not actually implement any
Unicode character handling?

The Java language implementation is a different thing than the language
definition. I know there exist implementations that just "punt" on anything
that's not ASCII (or Latin 1, maybe). It's worth trying to find out what
implementation you're using... then go talk to the people who implemented it.

Beyond that, you will need SOME kind of font to cover scripts that are not
already covered by the fonts you have on your system.


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