You can globalize an application that you built on the Lotus® Expeditor platform by using the International Components for Unicode (ICU) technology.
ICU4J is a set of Java classes that extend the capabilities provided by the Java SE class libraries in the areas of Unicode and internationalization support. The ICU4J classes (at version 3.4.5) are provided in the com.ibm.icu_3.4.5.jar
, and enable you to:
- Support multiple locales
- Support bidirectional text layouts
- Create translatable plug-ins
The following Web site provides more information about the icu4j package: http://www-306.ibm.com/software/globalization/icu/index.jsp
Support for multiple locales: XPD621
A locale represents a geographic place. A user‘s geographic location implies certain preferences for operating system and application settings, such as language character sets, date, time, and currency formats, and the direction in which text is displayed.
IBM language groups: XPD621
This section provides information on IBM language groups.
Supporting preferred fonts and bidirectional layouts: XPD621
Each locale has a preferred set of fonts. Display your application text using these fonts whenever possible to maintain a unified look and feel for the user. Bi-directional (bi-di) support is important for Arabic and Hebrew.
Creating translatable plugins: XPD621
You may have to customize your plug-in to make it display appropriately for international audiences.
Parent topic: Developing Applications for Lotus Expeditor: XPD621