java.io.InputStreamReader class serves as a
bridge between byte streams and character streams: It reads
bytes from the input stream and translates them into characters
according to a specified character encoding.
The encoding can be set in the constructor, or you can accept the platform's default encoding.
public InputStreamReader(InputStream in) public InputStreamReader(InputStream in, String encoding) throws UnsupportedEncodingException
For example, if you wanted to read a file that had been encoded using the Macintosh Symbol font, you might do this:
FileInputStream fin = new FileInputStream("symbol.txt"); InputStreamReader reader = new InputStreamReader(fin, "MacSymbol");
The other methods just override methods from
but behave identically from the perspective of the programmer:
public int read() throws IOException public int read(char c, int off, int length) throws IOException public boolean ready() throws IOException public void close() throws IOException