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Joshi, Rekha 2012-09-11, 08:01
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Re: Non utf-8 chars in input

I guess that problem is that Text class uses utf-8 encoding and one can not set other encoding for this class.
I have not seen any other Text like class which supports other encoding otherwise I have written my custom input format class.

Thanks for your inputs.
Ajay Srivastava
On 11-Sep-2012, at 1:31 PM, Joshi, Rekha wrote:

> Actually even if that works, it does not seem an ideal solution.
> I think format and encoding are distinct, and enforcing format must not
> enforce an encoding.So that means there must be a possibility to pass
> encoding as a user choice on construction,
> e.g.:TextInputFormat("your-encoding").
> But I do not see that in api, so even if I extend
> InputFormat/RecordReader, I will not be able to have a feature of
> setEncoding() on my file format.Having that would be a good solution.
> Thanks
> Rekha
> On 11/09/12 12:37 PM, "Joshi, Rekha" <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> wrote:
>> Hi Ajay,
>> Try SequenceFileAsBinaryInputFormat ?
>> Thanks
>> Rekha
>> On 11/09/12 11:24 AM, "Ajay Srivastava" <[EMAIL PROTECTED]>
>> wrote:
>>> Hi,
>>> I am using default inputFormat class for reading input from text files
>>> but the input file has some non utf-8 characters.
>>> I guess that TextInputFormat class is default inputFormat class and it
>>> replaces these non utf-8 chars by "\uFFFD". If I do not want this
>>> behavior and need actual char in my mapper what should be the correct
>>> inputFormat class ?
>>> Regards,
>>> Ajay Srivastava