International Components for Unicode

The International Components for Unicode (ICU) is a mature, portable set of C/C++ and Java libraries for software internationalization (I18N) and globalization (G11N) which implement the Unicode® Standard, giving applications the same results on all platforms.

ICU Features

As computing environments become more heterogeneous, software portability becomes very important. ICU provides robust, full-featured Unicode services on a wide variety of platforms, without sacrificing performance. An open source project sponsored by the Unicode Consortium and to which IBM contributes, uses, and supports, ICU is providing robust, full-featured, commercial quality Unicode-based technologies. Supporting the most current version of the Unicode® Standard, including supplementary Unicode characters needed for support of the repertoires of GB 18030, HKSCS, and JIS X 0213, it offers great flexibility to extend and customize supplied services, including:

Getting started with ICU

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