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Thread: Certain Chinese Characters not displayed properly.

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    Default Certain Chinese Characters not displayed properly.

    We are retrieving Chinese data from a file and displaying it to our web page. However, for some reason, certain chinese characters are destroyed, thus resulting to 3 different characters instead of 1 character.

    I found out that:
    If we directly copy the bytes from the file into a new file, the chinese chars can be viewed properly in our web browser.
    If we save the bytes into a new String, the chinese is displayed properly but 1 or 2 characters are destroyed (displaying 3 different garbage characters each).

    Any idea on how to resolve this? Any help will be appreciated.

    Thanks and Regards,
    Kerwin


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    Default Re: Certain Chinese Characters not displayed properly.

    Hello,

    Make sure your file is stored using UTF-8 then open this file using the following snippet of code.

        public String readUTF8FileAsString(final String filePath) {
            try {
                final StringBuilder stringBuilder = new StringBuilder();
                final BufferedReader bufferedReader = new BufferedReader(new InputStreamReader(new FileInputStream(filePath), "UTF-8"));
     
                String line;
     
                while ((line = bufferedReader.readLine()) != null) {
                    stringBuilder.append(line);
                }
     
                bufferedReader.close();
     
                return stringBuilder.toString();
     
            } catch (UnsupportedEncodingException e) {
                e.printStackTrace();
            } catch (FileNotFoundException e) {
                e.printStackTrace();
            } catch (IOException e) {
                e.printStackTrace();
            }
     
            return null;
        }

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