Re: texteditors that can process and save in different encodings

From: alka irani <>
Date: Mon, 8 Oct 2012 07:52:22 -0400

नमस्ते !

namaste !

I have worked mostly on GNU/Linux and Indian languages. I found Openoffice
to be the best editor on Desktops/laptops for complex scripts which works
on GNU/Linux as well as Windows. All that one has to have is the Opentype
Font corresponding to the script of the language and an input scheme (
keyboard) for the script enabled at Operating system level.

I have also used a very simple freely downloadable editor yudit in which
you can write simple text without formatting.
This text can then be copied / pasted in openoffice or any other
program/application like gmail/chat etc.

For any support, you can send me an e-mail on

अलका ईरानी

On Sun, Oct 7, 2012 at 9:27 PM, Doug Ewell <> wrote:

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> Stephan Stiller wrote:
> Ideal would be an editor that gives me previews in an easy-to-use
>> encoding selection menu that in addition highlights fully or almost-
>> compatible encodings, highlights (after loading) positions in the file
>> that don't conform to the requested encoding (and lets me choose how
>> to handle them), and knows different versions of encodings.
> I once tried an editor that had something like this, but it was otherwise
> so unsuitable that I don't even remember its name any more.
> As some codepages had minor additions or corrections in later
>> versions, it'd be useful to have an editor that offers the choice to
>> access earlier versions of encodings - this is clearly specialist
>> usage but the knowledge exists.
> Most character sets change very little, at least in terms of repertoire,
> and the changes are almost always limited to adding new characters. A
> feature to access earlier versions of encodings would probably have only
> the effect of disallowing characters that were added in later versions,
> replacing them with question marks or U+001A. Even for character-set wonks
> like us, it's hard to see that being useful in a practical sense.
> --
> Doug Ewell | Thornton, Colorado, USA
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