RE: Unicode and Java TextAreas

From: Jonathan Rosenne (
Date: Thu Apr 30 1998 - 20:13:07 EDT

I thought the great idea was platform independence, wasn't it?


At 12:46 30/04/98 -0700, you wrote:
>Adrian Havill ( wrote:
>>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)
>I realize that most readers here are interested in Windows support, but
>FYI, Apple's Macintosh Runtime for Java 2.0 will both input and display
>(including TextArea) any Unicode characters that the host supports,
>including the localized system itself plus any installed language kits.
>These kits currently support Japanese, Chinese, Korean, Cyrillic, Arabic,
>Hebrew, Devanagari, Gujarati, and Gurmukhi.
>David Goldsmith
>International and Text Department Architect
>Apple Computer, Inc.

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