Monthly Archives: September 2011

Using Combining Sequences for Numbers

Today I just happened to be looking through some of the precomposed Unicode circled numbers, numbers like ①, ②, ③, and so on. Just in case your system, doesn’t support the fonts for these characters, here’s an image that shows what I mean: I wasn’t all that surprised to see these CIRCLED DIGIT ZERO, CIRCLED… Read More »

User error using Java 7 Locale

Yesterday I pushed a blog entry about my experience with the Locale class in Java 7. As I experimented with the class, I discovered a new category enumeration: Locale.Category.DISPLAY Locale.Category.FORMAT I learned some more about the Locale.setDefault methods that indicate a user error on my part. I stated that ResourceBundle is tied to the DISPLAY… Read More »

Bugs in Java 7 Locale or ResourceBundle?

While working on a chapter in an upcoming APress book, I was experimenting with Java 7’s Locale and ResourceBundle classes. 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… Read More »

Java 7 Locale Changes

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… Read More »

The difference between 1st and 3rd party cookies

The question: What’s a third party cookie? OK, let’s assume I’m an expert at these things, which I’m not, but let’s just assume that I play an expert at these things. Here’s your answer…. Cookies are small pieces of information stored in your browser’s cached files. If you visit a site, say example.com, that site… Read More »