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The emergence of the Internet and other distributed networks puts increasing importance on the ability to create global software - that is, software that can be developed independently of the countries or languages of intended users and then translated for multiple countries or regions. Javaª 1.1 takes a major step forward in creating global applications and applets. It provides frameworks based on the Unicodeª 2.0 character set - the standard for international text - and an architecture for developing global applications, which can present messages, numbers, dates and currency in any country's conventional formats. In Part I, we discussed how to convert your application into a global application. Now, in Part II, we will look at the current limitations in the JDK 1.1 and what the future may hold in store for us. Background The bulk of the international support in J... (more)

Global Applications with JDK 1.1

The emergence of the Internet and other distributed networks puts increasing importance on the ability to create global software - that is, software that can be developed independently of the countries or languages of intended users and then translated for multiple countries or regions. Javaª1.1 takes a major step forward in creating global applications and applets. It provides frameworks based on the Unicodeª 2.0 character set - the standard for international text - and an architecture for developing global applications, which can present messages, numbers, dates and currency in... (more)