RFR: 8212794 IBM-964 and IBM-29626C are required for AIX default charset

Martin Buchholz martinrb at google.com
Tue Nov 27 03:32:36 UTC 2018

Sorry, I'm sympathetic but I can't help push this through.

These days, all computers should have a default charset of UTF-8 or perhaps
one of the other "Standard" charsets. Other charsets should be regarded as
legacy.  Surely AIX has UTF-8 variants of all the locales?

On Sun, Nov 25, 2018 at 10:17 AM, Andrew Leonard <
andrew_m_leonard at uk.ibm.com> wrote:

> Hi Martin,
> Just to add to Ichiroh's comments, if an AIX machine is configured with a
> default OS charset of IBM-964 or IBM-29626C, then the OpenJDK VM(Hotspot)
> will be unable to start as the VM initialization during the bootstrap phase
> will try to load the charset. Thus it must be in the java.base charsets,
> hence Ichiroh's changeset.
> We are very keen to get these changes in, as we don't actually have an
> internal IBM AIX openjdk branch, our emphasis is very much in the "open".
> If you are able to help us achieve that goal, that would be very much
> appreciated please.
> Many thanks
> Andrew
> Andrew Leonard
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