Re: Unicode Converter

From: Mark Davis (
Date: Thu Aug 06 1998 - 19:01:17 EDT

Well, I did that at first, but it makes start-up really slow. Also,
1. you can only detect converters where you "guess" the right name--clearly we
can't try all combinations of letters.
2. as for adding others--the API for subclassing the converters is private to

Erik van der Poel wrote:

> It should be possible for the applet to check for the presence of
> particular converters in the browser's Java implementation. I guess you
> would just try to instantiate it, catch an exception (if any), and then
> instantiate your own (from a class file on your Web server).
> I'm not suggesting that you should actually take the time to do this.
> But if somebody really wants this, I think it ought to be possible
> without waiting for Sun and the Java licensees to come up with more
> converters.
> Erik
> Mark Davis wrote:
> >
> > The Unicode converter is completely dependent on the implementation of Java
> > that you have in your browser.


This archive was generated by hypermail 2.1.2 : Tue Jul 10 2001 - 17:20:40 EDT