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J2ME and Unicode

javaIf you've ever run into problems faced with multi-lingual text differences, Jason's latest article will solve just that.  Learn how to make use of Unicode character-sets when developing in a J2ME-based environment, where you'll more than likely have a need to develop MIDlets in multiple languages.

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By: Jason Lam
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December 26, 2003
  1. · J2ME and Unicode
  2. · Enabling the J2ME Emulator with Unicode
  3. · Simple Unicode Test
  4. · Read Unicode File
  5. · Reading a Text File with Unicode Codes
  6. · Conclusion

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J2ME and Unicode - Read Unicode File
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The next step in module code separation would be to load language definitions from an external source.  One option would be to read in language definitions from a text file, more appropriately a Unicode file.  Here is a method you can use to read a Unicode text file:

To create a test file you can use the free application, Simredo, from http://www4.vc-net.ne.jp/~klivo/sim/simeng.htm

   public String readUnicodeFile(String filename) {
     StringBuffer buffer = null;
     InputStream is = null;
     InputStreamReader isr = null;
     try {
       Class c = this.getClass();
       is = c.getResourceAsStream(filename);     
       if (is == null)
         throw new Exception("File Does Not Exist");
       isr = new InputStreamReader(is,"UTF8");     
       buffer = new StringBuffer();
       int ch;
       while ((ch = isr.read()) > -1) {
       if (isr != null) 
     } catch (Exception ex) {
     return buffer.toString();      

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