Re: texteditors that can process and save in different encodings

From: John H. Jenkins <>
Date: Thu, 04 Oct 2012 11:20:03 -0600

BBEdit and TextWrangler on OS X both do a good job at handling different encodings.

On 2012年10月3日, at 下午10:58, Stephan Stiller <> wrote:

> Dear all,
> In your experience, what are the best (plaintext) texteditors or word processors for Linux / Mac OS X / Windows that have the ability to save in many different encodings?
> This question is more specific than asking which editors have the best knowledge of conversion tables for codepages (incl their different versions), which I'm interested in as well. There are a number of programs that appear to be able to read many different encodings – though I prefer the type that actually tells me about where format errors are when a file is loaded. Then, many editors that claim to be able to read all those encodings cannot display them; as for that, I don't care about font choice and the aesthetics of display, as I'm only interested in plaintext.
> Some things I have seen that are no good:
> the editor not telling me about the encoding and line breaks it has detected and not letting me choose
> the editor displaying a BOM in hex mode even if there is none (a version of UltraEdit I worked with at some point)
> Stephan
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