<i18n dev> native2ascii be removed from JDK?

Joseph D. Darcy joe.darcy at oracle.com
Mon Mar 30 22:26:05 UTC 2015

Hi Mandy,

If there is agreement on this internally, I suggest floating a trial 
balloon on jdk9-dev.



On 3/30/2015 2:37 PM, Mandy Chung wrote:
> There are several existing ways to do native to ascii conversion.  For 
> example, IDEs like NetBeans and IntelliJ support the transparent 
> native-to-ascii conversion. There is also maven native 2 ascii plugin.
> JEP 226 proposes to support UTF Properties file that will address the 
> original motivation of creating the native2ascii tool.
> While native2ascii used to be a convenient tool for some developers to 
> use, it may be time to remove it in JDK 9 and developers can use IDEs 
> and Maven plugin and other build tools.
> Any thought?
> Mandy

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