difference between Byte ? Oriented Stream and Character- Oriented Stream
Difference Byte Oriented Stream and Character Oriented Stream:
A byte stream access the file byte by byte. A byte stream is suitable for any kind of file, however not quite appropriate for text files. For example, if the file is using a unicode encoding and a character is represented with two bytes, the byte stream will treat these separately and you will need to do the conversion yourself.
A character stream will read a file character by character. A character stream needs to be given the file's encoding in order to work properly.