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  2. JDK-4445789

RFE: character encoding support improvement in JEditorPane


    • Type: Enhancement
    • Status: Closed
    • Priority: P3
    • Resolution: Not an Issue
    • Affects Version/s: 1.4.0
    • Fix Version/s: None
    • Component/s: client-libs


      JEditorPane should improve its text, especially HTML text, support by
      providing more flexible character encoding support. There are two
      different requirements:

       1) HTML "charset" detection

          HTML (4.0) supports "charset" so that it can specify the character
          encoding in which the document is coded. There is RFE 4436969 for this
          request which was closed as the generic HTML 4.0 RFE 4308782. However,
          "charset" support is crucial in some countries where different
          character encodings are often used, like Japan. Currently, you can
          import text encoded in the platform default encoding into
          JEditorPane. For example, you can't edit Shift-JIS (SJIS) encoded HTML
          in EUC-based JIS (EUC-JIS) environment on Solaris. The request here
          is to support "charset" separately from (or before) HTML 4.0 support.

       2) Add methods to be able to specify a character converter

          JEditorPane lacks APIs for specifying a character converter to be able
          to read/write text in a different character encoding from the default
          one. It's necessary to be able to specify converters separately for
          input and output.

          Sometimes character encoding of HTML text is unknown. In this case, an
          "auto detect" converter should determine its encoding and perform
          necessary conversion. But output requires a different converter. See
          RFEs 4320428 and 4426483.


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              • Assignee:
                svioletsunw Scott Violet (Inactive)
                okutsu Masayoshi Okutsu
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