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    • Type: JEP
    • Status: Closed
    • Priority: P4
    • Resolution: Delivered
    • Fix Version/s: 8
    • Component/s: core-libs
    • Labels:
      None
    • Author:
      Yuka Kamiya
    • JEP Type:
      Feature
    • Exposure:
      Open
    • Scope:
      SE
    • Discussion:
      i18n dash dev at openjdk dot java dot net
    • Effort:
      S
    • Duration:
      S
    • JEP Number:
      133

      Description

      Summary

      Extend existing platform APIs to support version 6.2 of the Unicode Standard.

      Non-Goals

      Two related Unicode specifications are not covered by this JEP:

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

      Description

      Java SE 7 supports the Unicode Standard 6.0.0, which was the latest version of that standard at that time. After that we supported Unicode 6.1.0 released in February 2012 in JDK 8 and are now planning to support Unicode 6.2.0 released on September 2012.

      Specifically, the following were the primary changes in Unicode 6.1.0:

      • add 11 new blocks to java.lang.Character.UnicodeBlock,
      • add 7 new scripts to java.lang.Character.UnicodeScript, and
      • support over 700 new characters in j.l.Character, String, and other classes.

      And the main change in Unicode 6.2.0 is to support a new Turkish currency sign(U+20BA).

      Testing

      Need to verify that the latest Unicode data is correctly used by classes such as java.lang.Character, java.lang.String and java.text.BreakIterator.

      Risks and Assumptions

      If a version newer than 6.2.0 is released in the JDK 8 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
              Reporter:
              peytoia Yuka Kamiya
              Owner:
              Yuka Kamiya
              Endorsed By:
              Brian Goetz
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