Reader and Writer Classes

Reader and Writer classes provide the capability to read and write 16-bit streams. Java’s international appeal has required that Java support international languages and character sets. Unicode is a 16-bit character set that provides for more than 65,000 characters, making it an international standard.

The Reader and Writer classes were created to access data in Unicode format. Similar to the input and output streams, there are many different Reader and Writer classes. Table 14.3 lists some of the more popular Reader and Writer classes.

Table 14.3. Common Reader/Writer Classes
Reader/Writer Names Description
Reader/Writer The base classes from which other Reader and Writer classes are derived. These are the counterparts ...

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