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Blog Archive for joconner during April 2008

I've been doing a top 10 list for a couple years for JavaOne technology tracks. No need to stop now. So let's jump right to it. If you're interested in what I think are the top 10, must-see Java Desktop sessions at JavaOne 2008, the Desktop sessions that will influence you the most in the coming year, check them out and make sure you use the online Schedule Builder to sign up. Scheduled times...
As you pass data from the browser to the application server to the database, opportunities for data loss lurk. I highlighted some of those conversion points earlier, but I neglected a browser issue. The JavaScript layer has its own lossy points of interest. One of those points is the escape function. The escape function "encodes" a string by replacing non-ASCII letters and some other...
You'd think this sort of problem would be resolved by now, but it's not. It's still almost impossible to quickly and easily migrate an application from the too common default Latin-1 to UTF-8 character set encoding. The problem isn't that UTF-8 can't handle the conversion. No, that's definitely not it. UTF-8 can represent any Latin-1 character and much, much more. The problem is that the Latin-1...
Recently I mentioned a potential problem when saving source files in a non-Unicode charset encoding. The potential data loss is significant for large projects. After thinking about the problem a little more, I have a potential solution, a solution that allows you to save to a non-Unicode encoding but also prevents data loss. You are familiar with \u notation for non-ascii characters in property...
The Internationalization & Unicode Conference is the technical conference for software and web internationalization engineers. If you have a product that implements the Unicode standard or an idea that will help others work with this standard, share your knowledge. The "call for participation" is an invitation for Unicode gurus, clients, and vendors to submit papers for this upcoming...