JDK-8039317 : Read currency.data as a resource
  • Type: Enhancement
  • Component: core-libs
  • Sub-Component: java.util:i18n
  • Affected Version: 9
  • Priority: P3
  • Status: Closed
  • Resolution: Fixed
  • Submitted: 2014-04-04
  • Updated: 2019-08-24
  • Resolved: 2014-06-26
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--- Original description ---
This bug asks to examine the i18n data/properties files under ${java.home}/lib and understand if they are configurations and whether they should be resources files (in resources.jar).


Perhaps there are other files under ${java.home}/lib for i18n not listed above.

The motive for this bug is the modular JDK where we need the flexibility to put anything that is module-private into a module-private location. In this case it would appear that the above files are not a supported interface and so should move to a location that should be read as resources.

As I have separated issues for calendar.properties and hijrah-config-umalqura.properties as distinct issues, this issue intends to deal with currency.data file only. I also modified the title accordingly.
@Naoto - what do you mean by "have to be modifiable"? If we support customers changing these files then it is a supported interface. Maybe you the issue here is we are missing a means to override the configuration?

Isn't the system property java.util.currency.data the supported way to do this now?