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Re: characters set's problem

From: Sascha Brawer
Subject: Re: characters set's problem
Date: Wed, 5 Nov 2003 15:23:44 +0100

Per Bothner <address@hidden> wrote on Tue, 4 Nov 2003 08:32:23 -0800:

>> Nowadays, Java uses the full Unicode character set.
>But rather awkwardly and incompletely.  Is there a replacement for 
>java.lang.Character, which only handles 16-bit 'char' values?

It certainly would make sense to enhance java.lang.Character accordingly.
J2SE1.5 might provide this, but I did not want to look at the pre-release
code for checking. Here's an announcement, though:

>Unicode 3.1 Support
>32-bit surrogate character support will be carefully added to the
>platform so the Java "char" will still remain at 16 bits.

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Best regards,

-- Sascha

Sascha Brawer, address@hidden, 

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