From: Simon Josefsson (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Date: Sat Mar 19 2005 - 14:38:59 CST
Elliotte Harold <email@example.com> writes:
> Currently my Java library (XOM) is dragging along a hefty chunk (344K)
> of IBM's open source ICU just to support one rarely invoked method that
> converts strings into NFC. I'd like to get rid of that. Given the nature
> of my application it is more important to me to be able to eliminate the
> extra jar file and its size, than it is to have the fastest, most
> intelligent NFC algorithm.
> Thus I'm looking at ways to implement NFC that don't require me to drag
> around the Unicode data files or substantial chunks thereof.
If you are willing to live with the limitations discussed in:
and get a Unicode 3.2 NFKC (not Unicode 4.0 or later) implementation,
you might be happy with the Java NFKC implementation that is part of
GNU Libidn, contributed by Oliver Hitz. Browsable at:
The JAR file is around 100kb, but I reckon the StringPrep/IDNA part of
it take up from 1/3 to 1/2 of the size.
If you'd like to optimize or extend it for your needs, and contribute
your work back, that would be most welcome.
Hope this help,
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