From: Philippe Verdy (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Date: Mon Jul 14 2003 - 14:13:07 EDT
On Monday, July 14, 2003 5:34 AM, Mark Davis <email@example.com> wrote:
> > Of course
> > Java already includes some parts of ICU, but other things are in
> > ICU4J are difficult now to integrate in Java, simply because IBM
> > forgot to modularize ICU so that it can be integrated slowly.
> > Accepting ICU4J as part of the core is a big decision choice,
> > because ICU4J is quite large, and there are certainly developers
> > for Java that would not accept to have 1 aditional MB of data and
> > classes loaded in each JVM (particularly because the integration
> > of ICU would affect a lot of core classes for the Java2 platform
> > now also used for small devices).
> > For example, it is impossible to integrate the ICU's Normalizer
> > class in Java without also importing the UChar class and all its
> > related services for UString, such as transliterators, and
> You are very misinformed about ICU4J.
I hae tried several times to do it. It does not work: you may
effectively remove some tables your don't need, but trying
to extract just the normalizer is a real nightmare. I tried it
in the past, and abondonned: too tricky to maintain, and I
retried it recently (one month ago, from its CVS source) and
this was even worse than the first time.
I know that there's now a recent announcement (less than 1
month ago) for its modularization, but it's true that I did not
check the new "modularized" sources. So my application
of ICU4J is still only when I can accept the whole package,
as maintaining a stripped-down customization is too tricky.
But may be this has changed, I just updated my ICU sources
from CVS. I'll recheck it to see if a "ICU Light" version can be
created (which would only keep the core features, without the
support for tailoring rules compiled at run-time).
-- Philippe. Spams non tolérés: tout message non sollicité sera rapporté à vos fournisseurs de services Internet.
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