Posted on 20 October, 2003 (2 decades ago)
A bit more than a year ago, I wrote some utility classes related to file encodings/charsets. Those classes got integrated to IntelliJ IDEA. Those classes are useful for knowing the encoding of a byte array, or a file, or an input stream. You'll be able to know whether your file is encoded using UTF-8, or whether it used ISO-8859-1, or windows' specific windows-1252.
Unfortunately, inside IntelliJ IDEA, it is not currently possible to know the charset of the files edited. I filed a feature request in june. Unfortunately, this feature has not yet been implemented.
That's why I decided to write my own plugin for discovering the charset used in my files.
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