International Components for Unicode
International Components for Unicode ( ICU) is an open- source project for Unicode support and internationalization, which provides sophisticated C , C and Java libraries.
ICU is portable and can be used on many platforms. Programs that use ICU, produce the same results, no matter under which operating system or processor on which they are running or whether they use C , C or Java. ICU is sponsored, used and developed by IBM and other companies.
The following aspects ICU includes:
ICU offers compared to C - a far umfänglichere Unicode and internationalization and C libraries of most operating systems.
As an operating system extension ICU is now used by ReactOS. It is there in an adapted form an integral part of the operating system and makes there an important contribution to regionalization. For the application it comes, for example, in the language settings and the text representation wherever programs rely on these components of the operating system.