The information I gathered about Java 1.0.2 is located in the JDK at
http://java.sun.com/docs/books/jls/html/javalang.doc4.html. 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!
From: firstname.lastname@example.org [mailto:email@example.com]
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
There is no such thing as Unicode 1.1.5. Where did that terminology
> 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
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.
> Michael J. Ditto
> Localization Engineer
> International Language Engineering Corporation
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