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Reading Japanese Characters from Text File

Souvik Das

Joined: Oct 11, 2007
Posts: 15
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 have also tried "Shift_Jis" encoding isnstead of "UTF-8" encoding also.

Thanks in advance.
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