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BugFix & Update: jSAVF 1.50

An user reported having some issues working with Japanese SAVF. The source extraction failed due to unsupported DBCS fields, and there were also some font issues with Japanese characters. I reproduced both issues with some free Japanese SAVF found on the net (thanks http://hrm.fixa.jp/free/freesoft.htm).

For this release I've improved the globalization support in jSAVF:

  • I've added the support of DBCS fields to the source extractor, so it can now export Japanese sources.
  • I've made a few things configurable:
    • The monospaced fonts used for the display of spools and text are now configurable, and show a preview of how well they're able to render a few international characters using the following string made of machine translations of the word "Left" in various languages: "Gauche Lénks Слева Αριστερά اليسار שמאלה Trái 剩下 左 ひだり レフト 왼쪽 बाएं ਖੱਬੇ ".
    • A new configuration tab is dedicated to text conversions, and now allows the user to override jSAVF's best guess of which Charset should be able to decode which CCSID. For CCSIDs which jSAVF couldn't find a matching Charset, when the JVM has a Charset which can decode a related CCSID this also allows the user to use that Charset to decode the otherwise unsupported CCSID. For example CCSID 5026 is unsupported by the JVM, but CCSID 930 is through Java Charset IBM930, so by adding an user conversion of CCSID 5026 with Charset IBM930 you can get most of the text to come out correctly in an export.
    • The default CCSID which is used whenever jSAVF doesn't know how to decode something (mostly things related to the job CCSID) can now be configured on that tab too, and can now use a CCSID which isn't supported by the JVM as long as there's an user conversion defining a Charset for it.

On the packaging side I've updated the OpenJDK bundled with the jSAVF Windows installer to a more recent version (v11.0.4+11), and I'm now building everything from Linux. I knew the Windows NSIS installer could be build with a makensis compiled on Linux, but I was pleasantly surprised to discover that jlink can build a modular OpenJDK image for Windows while running under Linux.

As always, if you encounter any trouble with this jSAVF version or cannot open a SAVF with it, don't hesitate to report it to me.