ICU4J

As noted in the Eclipse Wiki, ICU4J was adopted by Eclipse 3.2. ICU4J provides “more comprehensive support for Unicode, software globalization, and internationalization” than the standard java.text libraries, but comes at a cost. ~3MB to be inexact.

The functionality provided by ICU4J is great to have… if you need it. But one of the problems with this is that 3MB can be a lot when you’re building an RCP application and you don’t particularly care if all that software globalization stuff works exactly right. You can’t just remove the plug-in since it’s required by the platform code; but you can replace it with a much smaller plug-in (~100KB) that calls through to the java.text classes. You can download this from the same place you downloaded your RCP target (here for Eclipse 3.2).

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