Java News from Saturday, April 23, 2005

Nokia has released the final version of Java Specification Request (JSR) 238, Mobile Internationalization API . "This specification defines an optional J2ME API that enables the internationalization and localization of MIDP applications. The API provides locale-specific formatting of common data items such as times, dates and currency amounts, and access to application resources that contain user interface text strings and other localizable items in a compact file format. Text strings can be sorted using locale-specific rules in conjunction with the Unicode(tm) Collation Algorithm."