Re: Unicode and Java TextAreas

From: Jim Saunders (
Date: Thu Apr 30 1998 - 12:56:43 EDT

The new release of JDK1.1.6 resolves this problem. If you are using JFC and
JDK1.1.6 you
will be able to enter CJK. This is off-the-spot support, no in-line support is
available until the
IM framework arrives.


Adrian Havill wrote:

> >As in the note, the newer Swing/JFC JTextComponent (available by download
> from the
> >Sun java site) implements text editing in pure Java, and is not subject to
> these
> >limitations. I haven't really played around with it much, and so can't
> speak to its
> >features in general.
> If you use the current version of Swing with JDK 1.1, your JTextComponent
> will be able to accept nothing but ISO-8859-1. The Input Method Editor for
> CJK systems gets shut off.
> You'll either have to wait for JDK 1.2 (which, via the IM framework, allows
> non-Latin1), or use standard 1.1 widgets.
> Note that this is only for _inputting_ Unicode into Java. The current
> version of Java does most Latin and CJKV Ideographs in Unicode just fine.
> (No BIDI, non-spacing marks, etc., yet)

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