Name: rmT116609 Date: 07/22/2004
A DESCRIPTION OF THE REQUEST :
When writing zip entries, it appears to me that the Unicode characters used to specify their names get truncated to only 7 bits, so they will use less storage space. This represents a problem when it comes to processing file names in languages such as Portuguese, where the cedilla character, for example, gets converted from \u00E7 to \u0067. I encountered this problem when writing a simple file backup program. I suggest that the platform included support for zip entries with names represented by 8-bit characters at least, or 16-bit, to be in conformance with Unicode.
I strongly believe that this change will contribute to the Java language internationalization process.
(Incident Review ID: 285916)