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[jira] Created: (LANG-465) Better advertizing of utils

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Better advertizing of utils
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                 Key: LANG-465
                 URL: https://issues.apache.org/jira/browse/LANG-465
             Project: Commons Lang
          Issue Type: Wish
    Affects Versions: 2.4
         Environment: any
            Reporter: Gregor B. Rosenauer
            Priority: Trivial


Recently I had a problem with Unicode characters and some backend system that does not support Unicode.
I searched the Web for existing source and found some which I reused for translating to/from Unicode escapes, so I could store the data in the backend system without garbling characters.

Now I just found out about StringEscapeUtils.escapeJava() and .unescapeJava() which does exactly this and works perfectly!

The Apache community never seizes to amaze me, well done - but please *do* advertize these handy utility functions more publicly! Why do only the "front end" projects get all the attention, when there are such jewels hiding away in the dark? :-)))
Thanks for another great library.


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[jira] Closed: (LANG-465) Better advertizing of utils

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Henri Yandell closed LANG-465.
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    Resolution: Fixed

Torsten gives a talk on Commons at a high level each ApacheCon. There have been books and articles.

*shrug* :) Most people are quite bored when we start going through the long list of small useful things - they're looking for paradigm shifts.

> Better advertizing of utils
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>
>                 Key: LANG-465
>                 URL: https://issues.apache.org/jira/browse/LANG-465
>             Project: Commons Lang
>          Issue Type: Wish
>    Affects Versions: 2.4
>         Environment: any
>            Reporter: Gregor B. Rosenauer
>            Priority: Trivial
>
> Recently I had a problem with Unicode characters and some backend system that does not support Unicode.
> I searched the Web for existing source and found some which I reused for translating to/from Unicode escapes, so I could store the data in the backend system without garbling characters.
> Now I just found out about StringEscapeUtils.escapeJava() and .unescapeJava() which does exactly this and works perfectly!
> The Apache community never seizes to amaze me, well done - but please *do* advertize these handy utility functions more publicly! Why do only the "front end" projects get all the attention, when there are such jewels hiding away in the dark? :-)))
> Thanks for another great library.

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