Re: Unicode Converter

From: Mark Davis (
Date: Thu Aug 06 1998 - 13:30:01 EDT


I'm glad you were able to get it to work.

The Unicode converter is completely dependent on the implementation of Java
that you have in your browser. As a matter of fact, there is no public way to
add a converter--only Sun and licencees can do it.

I can't say when Sun is planning to add those converters (you can file a
feature request for any converters at Sun's java site). There is then a lag
until they get into the browsers. So, it might be some time until you see it
on your machine.


Alain wrote:

> A 10:49 98-08-04 -0700, Mark Davis a écrit :
> >For examples, I have been using a small applet for converting between
> >hex representations of Unicode and other codesets (UTF-8, JIS, 8859-x,
> >&c.). In case anyone else is interested, I just posted it up on the
> >web, on
> >
> >
> >
> >If you try it out, please let me know if you have any feedback.
> >
> >Mark
> >
> >P.S. It requires Java 1.1, so you will need later versions of Explorer
> >or Navigator to try it.
> [Alain] :
> With the new version of Netscape 4.05 for Java 1.1 (French version in my
> case), whose location was kindly provided by Erik van der Poel, it finally
> works.
> However this Java applet's support of the 8859 series stops with part 9.
> What about part 15 which is the only part (the only fixed-length 8-bit ISO
> coded character set too) to fully support integral French (and Finnish, and
> EURO SIGN)? Isn't it worth an extra effort to get this table? That would be
> nice and easy to do, wouldn't it? (;
> Thanks in advance.
> Alain LaBonté
> Québec


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