Name: bb33257 Date: 10/26/99
Unicode is more than just wide ASCII. One of the principal
operations on Unicode is to normalize text. This is
often known as text "decomposition" or "composition". In
decomposition, composed accented characters such as "��" are
converted into two characters, in this case "o" followed by a
separate umlaut character. In composition, the reverse occurs.
This is described in UTR #15.
A limited normalizer class is a part of JDK 1.1, but it is not
(Review ID: 97055)