<i18n dev> Now what?

Martijn Verburg martijnverburg at gmail.com
Tue Jan 25 12:42:26 PST 2011

Hi all,

Just like to say that this is why I got involved in the combination of Java
and open source - it really does lift the spirits to see this sort of
discourse, even if a majority of the technical details fly over my head (all
of you are plain scary ;p)!  I'm speaking at a number of conferences this
year on the whole "Future of Java" debate and I'll definitely be pointing
out the exchanges here as point that's firmly in the +ve column for Java and
the OpenJDK.

I'll also try to lend my humble Java knowledge to any patches that Tom has
up his sleeve, heck it's about time I learned about this regex/unicode stuff
beyond the basics anyhow - my knowledge usually begins and ends at Joel's
article on what every developer should know about unicode... :-).

Thanks all for what has been some truly interesting reading on this list!


On Tue, Jan 25, 2011 at 8:17 PM, Xueming Shen <xueming.shen at oracle.com>wrote:

> Tom,
> Yes, I would need some time to digest all the technical details, though I
> believe I've
> had a good understanding of most issues you raised.
> Sure, I will keep you updated for the related RFEs I will submit based on
> your research.
> The CR# so far I have are
> 7014645: Support Perl style Unicode hex notation \x{...}
> 7014633: Support loose matching forboth abbreviated and longer names of
> Unicode priperty
> 7014640: Add meta character for line ending '\R'
> It might take a couple days(?) for these CR# to show up on the website.
> Still need some time to scope/categorize those Unicode properties support
> issues, will
> post/send you the CR# when I have them and we can then discuss what we can
> do to
> address those issues going forward.
> People on this mailing list are supposed to be interested in Java
> i18n/Unicode support, so
> I'm sure any opinion/suggestion regarding the Unicode support in Java are
> welcome and
> appreciated.
> Again, thanks for spending so much time on these long writings, it
> definitely helps
> and appreciated.
> -Sherman
> On 01/25/2011 11:42 AM, Tom Christiansen wrote:
>> That concludes my discoveries, analysis, and remediations related
>> to j.u.r.Pattern's conformance with tr18's Level 1 requirements.
>> I would be interested in guidance toward how I can best help you
>> now that all that is done.
>> Would you all like some time to absorb and digest this set of
>> writings from me?  I realize some have been rather detailed.
>> Or would you like me to continue with other areas I have observed
>> where I feel Java could stand some improvement in how it deals with
>> Unicode?  These are not regular expression matters, but other ones.
>> Sherman, if you do end up generating any RFEs out of all this, I
>> would very much appreciate it if you could please tell me their
>> IDs so that I might track them for myself in the coming years.
>> I still worry that I have caused offence through ignorant heavy-
>> handedness or a mischosen turn of phrase.  Please have patience
>> with me if I have, because I promise that no offence was intended.
>> I really want only to help make the Java platform a better one
>> for everyone.
>> Thank you very very much for listening to me.
>> --tom
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