Re: texteditors that can process and save in different encodings

From: Rick McGowan <>
Date: Fri, 05 Oct 2012 10:17:28 -0700

Doug, et al -

> 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?

Ok, for what it's worth... I personally now use SublimeText2 as my sole
plain-text editor on Windows. It supports UTF-8 natively -- with or
without BOM. (Has apparently no bidi support, so for some people that
would be a non-starter.) Can read/write a healthy variety of encodings,
easily accessible via menu, including an option to re-open the current
file with some other encoding.

And because I'm an emacs geek, I hacked up an emulation keyboard mapping
that works pretty well. ST2 also has a bunch of other features for
working on projects and will auto-save buffers and window configs across

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