Re: Java support for Unicode 5.0

From: Elliotte Harold (
Date: Sat Nov 04 2006 - 12:13:35 CST

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    James Kass wrote:
    > A question has arisen concerning java and the "Character.isDefined()"
    > function with respect to Unicode 5.0.
    > According to this page, as an example,
    > ...N'ko characters are returning "No", suggesting that all Unicode
    > 5.0 addenda aren't proper characters.

    What version of Java are they testing?

    > Is there an update method?

    The JCP.

    Personally I'd be surprised if Java 6 recognized Unicode 5 characters,
    and astonished if Java 5 or earlier did. Java usually bakes in a
    specific Unicode version with each release of the JDK.

    ´╗┐Elliotte Rusty Harold
    Java I/O 2nd Edition Just Published!

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