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Thread: How to set character encoding of FileWriter

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    Default How to set character encoding of FileWriter

    Update: I found a solution here, http://stackoverflow.com/questions/9...ilewriter-java

    I have the following code to write a file of lottery tickets from an ArrayList, and it's working fine.

            // Print lotto tickets to file
            try (FileWriter writer = new FileWriter("lottotickets.txt")) 
                for (String ticket : ticketPool) {
                    writer.write(ticket + "\n");
                    //System.out.println(ticket + "\n");            

    However, when I use NetBeans IDE to inspect my code it gives me the following error:

    Reliance on default encoding
    Found a call to a method which will perform a byte to String (or String to byte) conversion, and will assume that the default platform encoding is suitable. This will cause the application behaviour to vary between platforms. Use an alternative API and specify a charset name or Charset object explicitly.

    I have been searching for how to fix this but not luck so far. Any help would be much appreciated.
    Last edited by gkokaisel; December 9th, 2012 at 01:15 AM. Reason: Solved my problem

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