Unicode support is upgraded from version 2.0.14 to version 2.1.2.
Character encodings have changed and new encodings have been added.
New locales have been added.
In order for the JDK software support for the euro character to function properly, you may need to install euro-support patches for your operating system. Euro-support patches are required if you are using versions of Solaris software prior to the Solaris 7 operating environment. Check with your Solaris support provider or visit the SunSolveSM website at http://sunsolve.sun.com for information on the availability of the Solaris euro-support patches.
The addition of euro support will not affect existing code, except for character conversion code relying on changed encodings. No APIs have been changed.
For information on the euro, see the euro web site at http://europa.eu.int/euro/.