How to read japanese characters in DBF

Discussion created by erossy on Jan 18, 2011
Latest reply on Jan 20, 2011 by vsfoote
I am not sure if the Forum is correct but I am stuck with reading a dbf but the data are garbled.
I successfully created a shp,shx and dbf compatible with esri. Then now, I am creating a java application that reads the 3 files for further processing.

please guide me on how to read a dbf file correctly.

Thanks in advance.