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which InputStreamReader should I use?

 
jasmine ma
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hi,
I was wondering which inputStreamreader should I use if I want to read files like document, powerpoint. I tried to use "new InputStreamReader(new FileInputStream(file_name))", but it doesn't work. The funny thing is, when i use "new InputStreamReader(new FileInputStream(file_name),"Big5")", it works. Is there any input stream read able to read all kind of files?
FYI, I am currently using Windows98 Chinese Operating system.
Many many thanks.....
 
John M. Gabriele
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There wouldn't be an I/O class built into Java's libraries to support a proprietary file format such as that of PowerPoint... Sounds like you need to search around for the right class elsewhere...
Come to think of it, that would help out a lot of people I know, to be able to have a Java program to do PP presentations..
 
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