RE: Java 1.0.2 Native2ASCII

From: Michael Ditto (
Date: Mon May 04 1998 - 19:59:34 EDT

The information I gathered about Java 1.0.2 is located in the JDK at This indicates
the version of Unicode used by Java 1.0.2.

I am aware that Hangul was changed in Unicode 2.0, but was unable to find
definitive information on whether Eastern/Western European or Cyrillic
characters were remapped. With a quick test of Native2ASCII that comes with
JDK 1.1.6 I produced some serious remapping of Cyrillic characters. I only
had time to do a very quick and cursory test, so the likelihood of UIF (user
interface failure) is pretty high. :-)

Thanks for the information!



-----Original Message-----
From: []
Sent: Monday, May 04, 1998 4:40 PM
To: Unicode List
Subject: Re: Java 1.1.2 Native2ASCII

Michael J. Ditto asked:

> I am currently working with Java 1.0.2 on a project, but it uses Unicode
> 1.1.5.

There is no such thing as Unicode 1.1.5. Where did that terminology
come from?
> The current download of JDK 1.0.2 does not contain the Native2ASCII
> converter. JDK 1.1.6 has the converter, but it conforms to Unicode 2.0
> 1.1.5.

The only character move change from Unicode 1.1 to Unicode 2.0 is the
of the Hangul syllables area. In all other respects Unicode 2.0 is a
of Unicode 1.1 characters.

> I was unable to find a Native2ASCII for JDK 1.0.2 and have yet to
> hear from Sun. Does anybody have this converter, or does the 1.1.6
> converter work properly for non-Asian languages in JDK 1.0.2?

The issue for native2ascii is *character sets*, not *languages*.
But if it runs at all against JDK 1.0.2, the character set conversions
it supplies for all but Hangul characters should be the same as would
have been done for a JDK 1.0.2 conversion.

--Ken Whistler

> Michael J. Ditto
> Localization Engineer
> International Language Engineering Corporation

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