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Blog Archive for joconner during September 2011

This is a test of the java.net blogging system to see how well it supports non-ASCII, UTF-8 text. Fight 文字化け! I notice that many of my older posts from the pre-Drupal days are now munged; non-ASCII, UTF-8 chars are now garbage characters. Sigh...but new blogs seem to be correct.  
I was experimenting with Java 7's Locale and ResourceBundle classes recently. Java 7 introduces two new Locale categories: DISPLAY and FORMAT. You can set the default locale for localizable user interface resources independently from the default locale for data Format subclasses. For example, you supposedly can set up a DISPLAY locale to display Spanish (es) resources for the user interface text...
I admit that I haven't been particularly active in the i18n or Java standards bodies in the last few years. Pardon me, but I had a wild rumpus in a startup for almost 3 years, then joined Yahoo for a couple years, and BAM! ... during that time, the Unicode Consortium added emoji, and the Oracle Java folks overhauled the once relatively simple java.util.Locale class among other things. That'll...