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Registered: ‎07-15-2009
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Available character encodings

I have been working with an application that generates a large number of strings and have found that this can be very costly.  I have been looking into using different character encodings, but I have not been able to find enough information in the api reference that shipped with the JDE.  I have seen the following: 


RIM Implementation Note

BlackBerry supports the following character encodings:


  • "ISO-8859-1"
  • "UTF-8"
  • "UTF-16BE"
  • "US-ASCII"

 Support of other encodings is dependant on the actual device's configuration


But I still wonder what other encodings are available on specific devices.  I assume that what encodings are available will depend on the localization and software versions of the device.  Is there anywhere that I can look this information up, or any class I can use to get this information in code?


Thank you for your time.