Gephi Toolkit Javadoc

org.gephi.utils
Class CharsetToolkit

java.lang.Object
  extended by org.gephi.utils.CharsetToolkit

public class CharsetToolkit
extends java.lang.Object

Utility class to guess the encoding of a given text file.

Unicode files encoded in UTF-16 (low or big endian) or UTF-8 files with a Byte Order Marker are correctly discovered. For UTF-8 files with no BOM, if the buffer is wide enough, the charset should also be discovered.

A byte buffer of 4KB is usually sufficient to be able to guess the encoding.

Usage:

 // guess the encoding
 Charset guessedCharset = CharsetToolkit.guessEncoding(file, 4096);

 // create a reader with the correct charset
 CharsetToolkit toolkit = new CharsetToolkit(file);
 BufferedReader reader = toolkit.getReader();

 // read the file content
 String line;
 while ((line = br.readLine())!= null)
 {
     System.out.println(line);
 }
 

Author:
Guillaume Laforge

Constructor Summary
CharsetToolkit(java.io.InputStream stream)
          Constructor of the CharsetToolkit utility class.
 
Method Summary
static java.nio.charset.Charset[] getAvailableCharsets()
          Retrieves all the available Charsets on the platform, among which the default charset.
 java.nio.charset.Charset getCharset()
           
 java.nio.charset.Charset getDefaultCharset()
          Retrieves the default Charset
static java.nio.charset.Charset getDefaultSystemCharset()
          Retrieve the default charset of the system.
 boolean getEnforce8Bit()
          Gets the enforce8Bit flag, in case we do not want to ever get a US-ASCII encoding.
 java.io.BufferedReader getReader()
          Gets a BufferedReader (indeed a LineNumberReader) from the File specified in the constructor of CharsetToolkit using the charset discovered by the method guessEncoding().
 boolean hasUTF16BEBom()
          Has a Byte Order Marker for UTF-16 Big Endian (utf-16 and ucs-2).
 boolean hasUTF16LEBom()
          Has a Byte Order Marker for UTF-16 Low Endian (ucs-2le, ucs-4le, and ucs-16le).
 boolean hasUTF8Bom()
          Has a Byte Order Marker for UTF-8 (Used by Microsoft's Notepad and other editors).
 void setDefaultCharset(java.nio.charset.Charset defaultCharset)
          Defines the default Charset used in case the buffer represents an 8-bit Charset.
 void setEnforce8Bit(boolean enforce)
          If US-ASCII is recognized, enforce to return the default encoding, rather than US-ASCII.
 
Methods inherited from class java.lang.Object
clone, equals, finalize, getClass, hashCode, notify, notifyAll, toString, wait, wait, wait
 

Constructor Detail

CharsetToolkit

public CharsetToolkit(java.io.InputStream stream)
               throws java.io.IOException
Constructor of the CharsetToolkit utility class.

Parameters:
file - of which we want to know the encoding.
Throws:
java.io.IOException
Method Detail

setDefaultCharset

public void setDefaultCharset(java.nio.charset.Charset defaultCharset)
Defines the default Charset used in case the buffer represents an 8-bit Charset.

Parameters:
defaultCharset - the default Charset to be returned by guessEncoding() if an 8-bit Charset is encountered.

getCharset

public java.nio.charset.Charset getCharset()

setEnforce8Bit

public void setEnforce8Bit(boolean enforce)
If US-ASCII is recognized, enforce to return the default encoding, rather than US-ASCII. It might be a file without any special character in the range 128-255, but that may be or become a file encoded with the default charset rather than US-ASCII.

Parameters:
enforce - a boolean specifying the use or not of US-ASCII.

getEnforce8Bit

public boolean getEnforce8Bit()
Gets the enforce8Bit flag, in case we do not want to ever get a US-ASCII encoding.

Returns:
a boolean representing the flag of use of US-ASCII.

getDefaultCharset

public java.nio.charset.Charset getDefaultCharset()
Retrieves the default Charset


getDefaultSystemCharset

public static java.nio.charset.Charset getDefaultSystemCharset()
Retrieve the default charset of the system.

Returns:
the default Charset.

hasUTF8Bom

public boolean hasUTF8Bom()
Has a Byte Order Marker for UTF-8 (Used by Microsoft's Notepad and other editors).

Returns:
true if the buffer has a BOM for UTF8.

hasUTF16LEBom

public boolean hasUTF16LEBom()
Has a Byte Order Marker for UTF-16 Low Endian (ucs-2le, ucs-4le, and ucs-16le).

Returns:
true if the buffer has a BOM for UTF-16 Low Endian.

hasUTF16BEBom

public boolean hasUTF16BEBom()
Has a Byte Order Marker for UTF-16 Big Endian (utf-16 and ucs-2).

Returns:
true if the buffer has a BOM for UTF-16 Big Endian.

getReader

public java.io.BufferedReader getReader()
Gets a BufferedReader (indeed a LineNumberReader) from the File specified in the constructor of CharsetToolkit using the charset discovered by the method guessEncoding().

Returns:
a BufferedReader
Throws:
java.io.FileNotFoundException - if the file is not found.

getAvailableCharsets

public static java.nio.charset.Charset[] getAvailableCharsets()
Retrieves all the available Charsets on the platform, among which the default charset.

Returns:
an array of Charsets.

Gephi Toolkit Javadoc