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Blog Archive for joconner during April 2004

You've seen the titles in the bookstore: Rock Gardening for Dummies, Needlepoint for Dummies, etc. If ever I'm tempted to pick one of them up, I quickly put it back on the shelf...and of course I could never let myself actually buy one regardless of the quality. OK, I know that I shouldn't judge a book by its cover (or title), but I just can't get past the name. Something about dummies just...
Two types of ResourceBundles are provided in the Java platform: PropertyResourceBundle ListResourceBundle Either one can store localizable resources for your application. Let's assume we use a PropertyResourceBundle. Starting were we left off, let's assume we have text strings in a bundle named GreetingResources.properties. Our application loads that bundle with the following: ResourceBundle...
Developers and project managers make lots of excuses for not internationalizing an application. But it's easier to get started than you might imagine. Don't worry too much about all your difficult questions...you'll never begin. Just get started! Although there are several steps to creating a fully internationalized application, you can start by separating localizable text from your core...
The JavaTM platform has always supported Unicode, but the newest changes for Unicode 4.0 deserve special comment. Unicode itself has evolved to support over a million different code points or basic characters. The code point range is now 0x0000 through 0x10FFFF. Some major changes were required for J2SE 1.5 to provide support for all Unicode 4.0 code points. Since changes could potentially affect...