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Contains constant definitions for the six standard java.nio.charset.Charset instances, which are guaranteed to be supported by all Java platform implementations.

Assuming you're free to choose, note that UTF_8 is widely preferred.

See the Guava User Guide article on Charsets.

Mike Bostock
@GwtCompatible(emulated = true)
public final class Charsets {
  private Charsets() {}

US-ASCII: seven-bit ASCII, the Basic Latin block of the Unicode character set (ISO646-US).
  @GwtIncompatible("Non-UTF-8 Charset")
  public static final Charset US_ASCII = Charset.forName("US-ASCII");

ISO-8859-1: ISO Latin Alphabet Number 1 (ISO-LATIN-1).
  @GwtIncompatible("Non-UTF-8 Charset")
  public static final Charset ISO_8859_1 = Charset.forName("ISO-8859-1");

UTF-8: eight-bit UCS Transformation Format.
  public static final Charset UTF_8 = Charset.forName("UTF-8");

UTF-16BE: sixteen-bit UCS Transformation Format, big-endian byte order.
  @GwtIncompatible("Non-UTF-8 Charset")
  public static final Charset UTF_16BE = Charset.forName("UTF-16BE");

UTF-16LE: sixteen-bit UCS Transformation Format, little-endian byte order.
  @GwtIncompatible("Non-UTF-8 Charset")
  public static final Charset UTF_16LE = Charset.forName("UTF-16LE");

UTF-16: sixteen-bit UCS Transformation Format, byte order identified by an optional byte-order mark.
  @GwtIncompatible("Non-UTF-8 Charset")
  public static final Charset UTF_16 = Charset.forName("UTF-16");
   * Please do not add new Charset references to this class, unless those character encodings are
   * part of the set required to be supported by all Java platform implementations! Any Charsets
   * initialized here may cause unexpected delays when this class is loaded. See the Charset
   * Javadocs for the list of built-in character encodings.
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