Monthly Archives: November 2009

International Enhancements in Java SE 6

One important strength of the Java Platform, Standard Edition (Java SE) has always been its internationalization and localization support. The platform continues to evolve, and Java SE 6 provides developers even more control over how they access and use locale-sensitive resources in their applications. Java SE 6 provides the following major enhancements to its internationalization… Read More »

Understanding Locale in the Java Platform

Language and geographic environment are two important influences on our culture. They create the system in which we interpret other people and events in our life. They also affect, even define, proper form for presenting ourselves and our thoughts to others. To communicate effectively with another person, we must consider and use that person’s culture,… Read More »

Unicode Haiku #3

And sure to be someone’s favorite, submitted by Jon Hanna at IUC 33: A harsh lonely night, my Private Use Area has no assignments

Unicode Haiku #2

Submitted at the IUC #33 by Ken Lunde: Beyond BMP So many ideographs So many Extensions

Unicode Haikus #1

Submitted at the recent International Unicode Conference by Mark Crispin: Unicode has planes But not a power of two Strangely seventeen

NetBeans finally imports my Eclipse projects

After once declaring that NetBeans still coughs on spaces, I’m ready to declare that NetBeans has resolved this issue. At my current day job, I’ve been using Eclipse almost exclusively. Not of my choice really. Sometimes while in Rome, you have to do as the Romans. These particular Romans like Eclipse, so I too must… Read More »