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Problem with java reading a webpage

Colin A Thompson
Greenhorn

Joined: Dec 08, 2009
Posts: 2
I am having a problem with copying a webpage to a text file. Every time I run my program for this one site the text that gets copied has Asian characters. There are no Asian characters on the page.

I tried my code on other websites and it works fine. Are there security measures that prevent a web page from being copied?

The website I am having problems with is public information and I am not reselling anything of theirs.
Paul Clapham
Bartender

Joined: Oct 14, 2005
Posts: 18541
    
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Possibly you are using the wrong charset to convert the downloaded data from bytes to chars. That's just my first guess, though, I'm sure there could be dozens of other things wrong. You don't provide many details for us to comment on.
Campbell Ritchie
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Joined: Oct 13, 2005
Posts: 38057
    
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Also some text editors or terminal windows may be only able to display ASCII or Latin-1 characters.
 
 
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