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Extended ASCII characters

Manish Malik
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Joined: Jan 27, 2001
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I have read that Java uses UNICODE. And when I tried to put Extended ASCII characters as command line arguments to a Java program, it didn't display them correctly. Is there any way to display Extended ASCII character set in Java?
(this question may be termed as a "hurried" question, as I have myself not experimented enough before asking you people).
thanks.

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Cindy Glass
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Post the code that you used to play with the unicode.


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Manish Malik
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Joined: Jan 27, 2001
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Originally posted by Cindy Glass:
Post the code that you used to play with the unicode.

You can take the example of simply using the statement:
System.Out.println(arg[1]);
where arg[1] represents a command line agrument. If you put in an extended ASCII character here, it will not display it correctly (at least on my system).

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Cindy Glass
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Well, it took some poking around, but I finally found this fascinating disertation on the Lexical Structure of the Java Language.
http://java.sun.com/docs/books/jls/second_edition/html/lexical.doc.html
The sum of it is that the conversion between unicode and ascii is a compile time function, and it happens very early in the compiling heirarchy.
When you input a String at the command prompt there is no compiler around to translate it, there is only the JRE, so it will remain a String.
Manish Malik
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Joined: Jan 27, 2001
Posts: 19
Originally posted by Cindy Glass:
Well, it took some poking around, but I finally found this fascinating disertation on the Lexical Structure of the Java Language.
http://java.sun.com/docs/books/jls/second_edition/html/lexical.doc.html

Thanks for the link. Will be reading it and posting if I have any further doubts on this topic.


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I agree. Here's the link: http://aspose.com/file-tools
 
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