New charset IBM1153

Xueming Shen Xueming.Shen at Sun.COM
Tue Feb 10 18:51:54 UTC 2009

No plan to add them yet. With the java.nio.charset.spi introduced into 
JDK since 1.4, developers and
third party vendors are encouraged to implement the new charsets 
themself via SPI, when those charsets
are not included in the JDK/JRE default chraset repository and they are 
needed in their business.
That said, we consantly consider the possibility of adding more charsets 
into the JDK/JRE default
repository, should need/request be justified.


Boris.Just at wrote:
> Hi everybody!
> Is there any possibility that a further charset (HOST IBM CP1153/1375 
> Latin 2 - EBCDIC Multilingual) will be part of
> a next JRE version or update? It is quite a new charset and is simular 
> to IBM870, but has the EURO sign in addition.
> As more and more countries in eastern europe change their currency to 
> euro or use it for payment, it is getting more
> and more important (in particular for mainframes).
> We have a problem  just now with a DB2 java driver, which does  not 
> support this charset because it is at the moment not part of the
> standard JVM.
> Thanks for your reply in advance!
> Best regards
>        Boris Just

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