Where to get “UTF-8” string literal in Java?

I’m trying to use a constant instead of a string literal in this piece of code:

new InputStreamReader(new FileInputStream(file), "UTF-8")

"UTF-8" appears in the code rather often, and would be much better to refer to some static final variable instead. Do you know where I can find such a variable in JDK?

BTW, on a second thought, such constants are bad design: Public Static Literals … Are Not a Solution for Data Duplication

1Best Answer

In Java 1.7+, java.nio.charset.StandardCharsets defines constants for Charset including UTF_8.

import java.nio.charset.StandardCharsets;



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