Re: Writing a Unicode library from scratch vs. Off-the-shelf

From: John O'Conner (
Date: Wed Jul 05 2000 - 19:59:15 EDT

I believe IBM has a library called ICU that is free. Of course, you should check it
yourself. I believe you can find it at the following URL:

-- John O'Conner

Mike Newhall wrote:

> For internationalizing string handling on a web-based, C++ project, we are
> in the early stages of deciding whether to use an off-the-shelf Unicode
> string-handling library or to write one from scratch. Why re-invent the
> wheel? We may need to really optimize the implementation for a very heavy
> workload, and miscellaneous other reasons. I emphasize that this decision
> has not been made yet. This brings up a few questions:
> 1) What free libraries are around? Does anyone have experience with their
> quality / degree of functionality, etc.?

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