Character Encoding in Java

This chapter provides notes and tutorial examples on character encoding in Java. Topics including supported encodings in Java SE 7; using encoding and decoding methods; examples of encoded byte sequences of various encodings.

What Is Character Encoding?

List of Supported Character Encodings in Java

EncodingSampler.java - Testing encode() Methods

Examples of CP1252 and ISO-8859-1 Encodings

Examples of US-ASCII, UTF-8, UTF-16 and UTF-32 Encodings

Examples of GB18030 Encoding

Testing decode() Methods

Conclusions:

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 Outdated Tutorials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