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Re: Blueberry is not "closed" (was: Closing Blueberry)
- From: Tim Bray <firstname.lastname@example.org>
- To: David Brownell <email@example.com>, firstname.lastname@example.org
- Date: Mon, 23 Jul 2001 12:07:51 -0700
At 11:17 AM 23/07/01 -0700, David Brownell wrote:
>I'm curious ... seems one of the API costs of converting
>systems to Unicode 3.1 support is getting real support
>for surrogate pairs. I may have missed something, but
>last I heard there was no such support, even in JDK 1.4:
Blecch; so in fact Java's "char" really represents
the late-unlamented UCS-2 encoding.
>Do folk prefer to deal with characters in the astral planes
>as surrogate pairs (native representation in String and in
>char arrays), or as decoded "int" values? Both? Is some
>other representation preferred?
Seems like the smart thing is to leave it in a String
for now, in the hope that the rest of the Java apparatus
will get non-BMP-savvy in the course of time, and you'll
be able to send these things to renderers and other
string-processing-functions and the Right Thing Will
I'm wondering if there is a need for some Blueberry-aware
SAX2 utility/support interfaces, but nothing comes to mind.