Re: texteditors that can process and save in different encodings

From: Stephan Stiller <>
Date: Mon, 08 Oct 2012 18:46:07 -0700

>> 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.
>> 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.
> Even for character-set wonks like us, it's hard to see that being
> useful in a practical sense.

Non-additive changes are rare, yes. Anyways, the main thing is that I
want to see the functionality and knowledge somewhere in a usable little
program; it doesn't necessarily have to be bundled into a texteditor

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