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  • The problem with doing things like this is that you are completely ignoring the encoding. Encoding is one of the reason why there are parallel IO hierarchies in Java: InputStream []/OutputStream [] vs Reader []/Writer []. The latter understand characters, the former understand bytes. Unfortunately, every time you go near a Reader/Writer, you need to specify a character encoding. As a rule, I try to prefer Reader/Writer where I can.

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    • Thank you for the useful information!

      For the record, ByteArrayOutputStream.toString() does offer a version which specifies the character encoding as a parameter. But that's definitely something I wasn't thinking about (especially since I just wanted it for logging). My personal wiring is probably far too close to Paul Graham's recent unforgivable sin in making Arc ASCII-only for the taste of people around here, or anyone steeped in Java. It's something I'd prefer to leave as Somebody Else's Problem as

      J. David works really hard, has a passion for writing good software, and knows many of the world's best Perl programmers