From: Mike Ayers (email@example.com)
Date: Tue Jan 03 2006 - 17:41:15 CST
Markus Scherer wrote:
> Java Strings could always *store* all Unicode characters, BMP and
> supplementary. Java 5 adds APIs to handle supplementary characters
> explicitly, and implementation code (in regular expressions, for
> example) to handle them rather than ignore them.
Thanks for properly interpreting my ill-phrased question.
> Some Java (JRE) implementation code (for example text layout, some
> converters) could handle supplementary characters already in earlier
> Java versions.
I read this to mean that some of the functions handled supplementary
characters properly and others did not, correct? If so, then it sounds
a little risky.
> ICU4J also provides full support for supplementary characters,
> regardless of the JRE. Current versions of ICU4J work on Java 1.4 and
> 5. http://ibm.com/software/globalization/icu
This may be an option. Now I need to look at the rest of the chain
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