The new version 2.4.0 adds character encoding support to the table readers and writers. It also migrates the issue management to JIRA.
You can download the new version here or visit the Homepage of the utility where you will find some examples on how to use it.
The Maven coordinates are:
<dependency> <groupid>eu.ralph-schuster</groupid> <artifactid>csv</artifactid> <version>2.4.0</version> </dependency>