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Status Under review
Workspace IBM i
Categories Core OS
Created by Guest
Created on Apr 29, 2024

please update ICU libraries

Please update ICU libraries on the machine.

They are simply too old. Looking into QICU library there are ten years ago versions.

By the way, the ICU project is maintained by IBM itself.

ICU is published and enlisted in the public API of the system (International Components for Unicode APIs).

It can be used linking the program to the binding dir BNDDIR('QICU/QXICUAPIBD')

ICU is fundamental for correct string business processing (i.e. b2b systems etc.) without reinventing the wheel given the complexity of the task (i.e. transliteration).

Every one in a while (i.e. during TR refreshes) please keep up to date this important component (bugfix, reasonably recent releases...).


Idea priority Urgent