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unicode/UTF8 Compliance

Erin Baron

Joined: Nov 01, 2000
Posts: 26
Are there any code samples for unicode/UTF8 Compliance using java and JSP.
((((Why unicode?
More and more, US software companies find that international sales represent a significant portion of their total revenue stream. In fact, for many software developers including Microsoft, Claris and Netscape, by country the largest software market outside of the US is Japan. To sell software overseas, the software must be internationalized, that is, made able to input and output information correctly in the language of the local market. For English, only support of the "plain vanilla," one-byte-per-character ASCII encoding is necessary. For European languages, still only one byte is needed for the Latin-1 encoding. However, more complex scripts such as Japanese, Chinese, or Korean, two-byte characters are used and multiple encodings exist for each language! For each new script, the source code of an application must be modified in order to support each new encoding, but this method is time-consuming and ultimately costly. Here is where Unicode is a great time saver. Unicode is one encoding that handles and displays characters for all of the world's modern scripts. By reworking your code once and making your code support Unicode, you get the world's scripts in one stroke.))))
How to implement it???
William Brogden
Author and all-around good cowpoke

Joined: Mar 22, 2000
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Hunter & Crawford's book has a whole chapter on Internationalization!
With a little knowledge, a cast iron skillet is non-stick and lasts a lifetime.
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