Are we going to support Big5 HKSCS-2004 in IcedTea6?

Dr Andrew John Hughes ahughes at
Mon Dec 13 04:40:46 PST 2010

On 12:11 Mon 13 Dec     , Pavel Tisnovsky wrote:
> Hi all,
> I read the description of bug #6911753
> ( and I'd like to ask if
> we plan to add support for Big5 HKSCS-2004 to IcedTea6 (and later maybe
> even to OpenJDK6)?
> It would not be so difficult because the patch for OpenJDK7 already
> exists - it is included in push number 2229
> (
> I could try to add this improvement to IcedTea6 if it is worth to do so :-)

I think it's worth giving it a try.  I don't see why people should need to
move up to OpenJDK7 (which won't even be released for about another nine months)
just to have support for this.

But please test it well :-)
And make sure we don't see any regressions.

> Cheers
> Pavel

Andrew :)

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