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    • Author:
      Yuka Kamiya
    • JEP Type:
      Feature
    • Exposure:
      Open
    • Subcomponent:
    • Scope:
      SE
    • Discussion:
      i18n dash dev at openjdk dot java dot net
    • Effort:
      L
    • Duration:
      XL
    • Alert Status:
       Green
    • JEP Number:
      227

      Description

      Summary

      Upgrade existing platform APIs to support version 7.0 of the Unicode Standard.

      Goals

      Support the latest version of Unicode, mainly in the following classes:

      • Character and String in the java.lang package, and
      • Bidi, BreakIterator, and Normalizer in the java.text package.

      Non-Goals

      Two related Unicode specifications are not implemented by this JEP:

      • UTS #10, Unicode Collation Algorithm, and
      • UTS #46, Unicode IDNA Compatibility Processing.

      Motivation

      Unicode is an industry standard, so it's important for Java to support the latest version.

      Description

      Java SE 8 supports Unicode 6.2.

      This upgrade will include an improvement to bidirectional behavior, which enables better text display for languages such as Arabic and Hebrew, that was introduced in Unicode 6.3. Unicode 7.0 itself will add about three thousand characters and over twenty scripts.

      Testing

      We will need to verify that the latest Unicode data is correctly used by the relevant classes.

      Risks and Assumptions

      If a version later than 7.0 is released in the JDK 9 time frame then this JEP will most likely be updated to specify that version.

      Dependences

      This feature depends on the Unicode Standard of the Unicode Consortium.

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              • Assignee:
                peytoia Yuka Kamiya (Inactive)
                Reporter:
                peytoia Yuka Kamiya (Inactive)
                Owner:
                Yuka Kamiya (Inactive)
                Reviewed By:
                Brian Goetz
                Endorsed By:
                Brian Goetz
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