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Converts Unicode into something that can be embedded in a java properties file

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import java.util.Random;

public class StringUtils

   *  Converts a string from the Unicode representation into something that can be
   *  embedded in a java properties file.  All references outside the ASCII range
   *  are replaced with \\uXXXX.
   *  @param s The string to convert
   *  @return the ASCII string
  public static String native2Ascii(String s)
      StringBuffer sb = new StringBuffer();
      for(int i = 0; i < s.length(); i++)
          char aChar = s.charAt(i);
          if ((aChar < 0x0020) || (aChar > 0x007e))
              sb.append(toHex((aChar >> 12) & 0xF));
              sb.append(toHex((aChar >>  8) & 0xF));
              sb.append(toHex((aChar >>  4) & 0xF));
              sb.append(toHex( aChar        & 0xF));
      return sb.toString();
  private static char toHex(int nibble)
      final char[] hexDigit =
      return hexDigit[nibble & 0xF];



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