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Problem while Reading Japanese Characters from a Text File

Souvik Das
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I have a text file where the text is written in Japanese. While I want to read the file using Java it can not recognise the japanese characters and it is giving "???" like characters instead of Japanese characters.

FileInputStream fis = new FileInputStream("out.txt");
InputStreamReader isr = new InputStreamReader(fis,"UTF-8");

Reader in = new BufferedReader(isr);

StringBuffer buf = new StringBuffer();
int ch;
while ((ch = > -1) {

String message = new String(buf.toString()); // Here i want the japanese characters to appear

I want to save the contents of the text file in a string.
I have also tried "Shift_Jis" encoding isnstead of "UTF-8" encoding also but those did not help me much.

Thanks in advance.
Rajah Nagur
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You are printing this on the console.

For the OS to interpret this characters and display correctly; you need to set the OS encoding accordingly.

The fact that it is displaying ??? means that the OS is not able to find the relevant code page(encoding) and it is trying to use the default encoding to interpret the stream.

Instead of console output, write it to a file and open this file in browser and check if the characters are displayed correctly.
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