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Java String does not recognize Japanese Characters

Vadivel Murugesan
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Hi Ranchers,

I am trying to print string with Japenese Characters.
But i get Junk Characters as Output
I have changed regional Settings to Japanese also.
Still i am getting problem.
Help me to get this.


Thanks in Advance
Ulf Dittmer
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Where are you printing these to - a console or terminal of some kind? Most of those don't support non-ISO-8859 (or even non-ASCII) characters.


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Vadivel Murugesan
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Hi,

Thanks for response.

The java program itself contains the Japanese characters. We're trying to print the output on Dos command prompt (windows xp) by running the java program.



Ulf Dittmer
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Yes, that won't work.
Vadivel Murugesan
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If you dont mind can you give us the technical explanation why it won't work. We wanted to know the other possibilities if any.

Thanks in advance
Jesper de Jong
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It does not work because the Windows XP console window does not normally support those characters - it doesn't have anything to do with the Java program itself. You would probably need a Japanese version of Windows to make the command prompt show these characters. Or use something else than the command prompt window to show the output of your program.


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Ulf Dittmer
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It's just not something that most consoles and terminals were built for. There may be more advanced consoles that can display all Unicode characters -provided all required fonts are present-, but I'm fairly certain that the DOS console can't.

Furthermore, System.out.println will convert anything using the platform default encoding, which on Windows generally is CP-1252 or something like that - which doesn't support CJK characters.
 
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