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* Michael Kay <firstname.lastname@example.org> [2005-08-14 17:29]:
> > It gives me something to Google about, "surrogate pairs". I see
> > Jaxen has some code to convert them.
> There's also code in Saxon - the XMLChar module, borrowed from Xerces.
Perfect. Saxon is not a dependency, but it may as well be. I'm
developing this B-Tree to work with Saxon.
> > Am I seeing that with Unicode in Java, you need to work with
> > String and not with individual char? That puts a dent in my
> > algorithm, which advanced along the characters in the string.
> Java 5 has reasonable support for Unicode characters above xFFFF,
> but if you want your code to work in earlier JDK releases you need
> to do it yourself.
I'm using Java 1.4.2, and I don't have plans to move to 1.5 any
time soon. I'd like to get some adoption, and I don't think many
people are ready to move to 1.5 yet.
Thanks for your help.
Alan Gutierrez - email@example.com