Encoding Conversion Programs for Encoded Text Files

This chapter provides tutorial notes and example codes on character encoding conversion. Topics include entering Unicode characters with \uxxxx escape sequences; viewing encoded text files in Hex values; converting text files from one encoding to another; viewing encoded text files in Web browsers; viewing Unicode signs/symbols in different encodings.

\uxxxx - Entering Unicode Data in Java Programs

HexWriter.java - Converting Encoded Byte Sequences to Hex Values

EncodingConverter.java - Encoding Conversion Sample Program

Viewing Encoded Text Files in Web Browsers

Unicode Signs in Different Encodings

Conclusion:

Exercise: Adding more messages in other languages in UnicodeHello.java.

Notes and sample codes bellow are based on JDK/J2SDK 1.4.1_01.

Table of Contents

 About This Book

 Character Sets and Encodings

 ASCII Character Set and Encoding

 GB2312 Character Set and Encoding

 GB18030 Character Set and Encoding

 JIS X0208 Character Set and Encodings

 Unicode Character Set

 UTF-8 (Unicode Transformation Format - 8-Bit)

 UTF-16, UTF-16BE and UTF-16LE Encodings

 UTF-32, UTF-32BE and UTF-32LE Encodings

 Java Language and Unicode Characters

 Character Encoding in Java

 Character Set Encoding Maps

Encoding Conversion Programs for Encoded Text Files

 Using Notepad as a Unicode Text Editor

 Using Microsoft Word as a Unicode Text Editor

 Using Microsoft Excel as a Unicode Text Editor

 Unicode Fonts

 Unicode Code Point Blocks - Code Charts

 Outdated Tutorials

 References

 PDF Printing Version