Sun Java Communications Suite 5 Release Notes

Instant Messaging Localization and Globalization Issues


Problems with customizing font for multibyte characters.

Workaround: In order to customize the font of multibyte characters, you need to type in your text first, then highlight the text and apply the font customization.


Printing errors occur with Instant Messenger in some locales.

Workaround: Cut and paste the text you want to print to another application that can print.


Windows task bar menu labels are not rendered properly in some locales with multibyte characters.

The menu functionality is not affected.

Workaround: None.


In zh_HK locales, Instant Messenger displays English.

Workaround: In order to see traditional Chinese (zh_TW) messages on a machine that uses a zh_HK locale for login, you need to create a symbolic link to zh_TW.


On Windows 2000, in localized versions of Instant Messenger, the first item in the folder pop-up menu does not display correctly.

The text should say “Collapse.”

Workaround: On client systems, use JDK 1.4.2 instead of JDK 1.5 (5.0).


An additional invalid character may be appended to the contents in email archive messages that contain multibyte characters.

Workaround: None.