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From "Nathan Beyer" <ndbe...@apache.org>
Subject Re: [classlib][niochar] charset providers
Date Fri, 11 Jul 2008 02:50:27 GMT
There are probably a few others that we need to include in the 'standard'
set that are relatively de facto. Off the top of my head, I'd say we need to
include Cp1252/Windows-1252, as that's the default Windows OS charset.

-Nathan

On Thu, Jul 10, 2008 at 4:38 AM, Tim Ellison <t.p.ellison@gmail.com> wrote:

> I've been playing with nio_char to see if I can easily reduce the footprint
> of a Harmony install, and make the charset data more modular.
>
> At the moment, that module build into nio_char.jar (1.32Mb) and
> hycharset.dll (1.51Mb), and uses the ICU charset code in
> icu4j-charsets-3_8.jar (2.36Mb).
>
> These are so big because a number of the charset encoders/decoders are data
> driven rather than algorithmic.
>
> Q1: Why do we only specify the ICU providers in the services file? Seems
> like we are not even using the Harmony providers at all.
>
> So I updated that file to prefer the Harmony providers.
>
> The providers use heuristics about when it makes sense to go into the
> native code to do the encode/decode.  So I've simply added a flag to see if
> the natives are available, allowing me to remove the hycharset.dll and loose
> no functionality when space is at a premium.
>
> Finally the Harmony charsets are split across standard and additional
> providers, but they are all accessed from the same provider.
>
> Q2: What is the distinction used to classify some as standard and some as
> additional?  The spec requires only a small subset of charsets supported as
> standard [2].
>
> For now I just split the packaging into Harmony's standard/additional
> charsets.
>
>
> So I've ended up with:
>  nio_char.jar (155kb)
>  nio_char_add.jar (1.23Mb) optional
>  hycharset.dll (1.51Mb)  optional
>  icu4j-charsets-3_8.jar (2.36Mb) optional
>
> Like I say, I'd have to restructure Harmony's definition of standard
> charsets to comply with the spec since we have far more in there than the
> spec requires.
>
> [1]
> http://svn.apache.org/viewvc/harmony/enhanced/classlib/trunk/modules/nio_char/src/main/java/org/apache/harmony/niochar/java.nio.charset.spi.CharsetProvider?view=markup
> [2] http://java.sun.com/j2se/1.5.0/docs/api/java/nio/charset/Charset.html
>
> Regards,
> Tim
>

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