My position is that it is costing us in interoperability (I mean lack
thereof) by failing to use ICU. I don't see any issue about size.


On Tue, Jun 18, 2013 at 6:00 PM, Vincent Hennebert <vhenneb...@gmail.com>wrote:

> On 18/06/13 06:46, Glenn Adams wrote:
> > Is there a reason FOP doesn't use ICU for determining line break
> > boundaries? The FOP implementation of UAX14
> (org.apache.fop.text.linebreak)
> > seems to be out of date and basically unmaintained. According to [1], a
> > number of Apache projects are using it, including PDFBox, Xalan, and
> Xerces.
>
> I think the main reason in the past has been the size of the ICU4J jar
> compared to FOP’s own jar:
> http://markmail.org/thread/krkqlircefpuxlse
>
> I guess the topic could be revisited today. We could consider adding it
> as an optional dependency, or acknowledge that full Unicode support is
> taken for granted nowadays and use it by default.
>
> >
> > [1] http://site.icu-project.org/#TOC-Apache-Projects
> >
>
> Vincent
>

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