Hi all. How can I get the platform's default character encoding ?
Post by:Philip Shanks
From Sun's Java site: You can query an InputStreamReader or OutputStreamWriter (these are the classes that "bridge" byte streams to character streams), for its character encoding. For example:
Now you have a String representation of the encoding. This example would work in an applet too:
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Post by:Jim Yingst
On many systems, it's possible to get the default encoding thus: System.getProperty("file.encoding") However this is not guaranteed to work on all systems. The simplest way I know that is guaranteed is new OutputStreamWriter(System.out).getEncoding()
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