Re: texteditors that can process and save in different encodings

From: Jukka K. Korpela <>
Date: Tue, 16 Oct 2012 15:36:17 +0300

2012-10-16 13:06, Christopher Fynn wrote:

> On Windows I use Andrew West's Babel Pad

As far as I can see, the “Encoding” menu in “Save As” in BabelPad has
just a small set of encodings to choose from, basically just UTF-8 and
UTF-16 and GP18030. There’s UTF-32 and SCSU too… the rest is not
encodings but file formats (ASCII encoding, with non-ASCII characters
represented using various escape notations, like \u1234 (“ASCII Plus
something”). But not even ISO-8859-1.

BabelPad is great as a Unicode editor, but it’s not particularly
oriented towards dealing with different encodings. And I think it’s
really better to use dedicated code converters rather than build a large
number of character code and encoding conversions into various
application programs.

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