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Get the default charset

import java.lang.reflect.InvocationTargetException;
import java.lang.reflect.Method;
import java.nio.charset.Charset;

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 * Various string manipulation methods that are more efficient then chaining
 * string operations: all is done in the same buffer without creating a bunch of
 * string objects.
 * @author <a href="">Dungeon Project</a>
public class Main {

   * Get the default charset
   * @return The default charset
  public static final String getDefaultCharsetName() throws Exception {
    String defaultCharset;

    try {
      // Try with jdk 1.5 method, if we are using a 1.5 jdk :)
      Method method = Charset.class.getMethod("defaultCharset", new Class[0]);
      defaultCharset = ((Charset) method.invoke(null, new Object[0])).name();
    } catch (NoSuchMethodException nsme) {
      defaultCharset = new OutputStreamWriter(new ByteArrayOutputStream()).getEncoding();
    } catch (InvocationTargetException ite) {
      defaultCharset = new OutputStreamWriter(new ByteArrayOutputStream()).getEncoding();
    } catch (IllegalAccessException iea) {
      defaultCharset = new OutputStreamWriter(new ByteArrayOutputStream()).getEncoding();
    } catch (RuntimeException e) {
      // fall back to old method
      defaultCharset = new OutputStreamWriter(new ByteArrayOutputStream()).getEncoding();

    return defaultCharset;



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