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Old 10-26-2006, 10:42 AM   #1
Registered: Feb 2005
Location: Texas, USA
Distribution: opensuse
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Editor for windows that will read/save utf-8

Hello all.

I write php (html) pages all day.
If I'm working in the house, I'm unfortunately working on my HP with Windont xp and I code in HTML-kit (which I like).
When I feel like a change or a smoke, I work on my Thinkpad in the attached garage wich is running SuSe Linux.
There I use Quanta + which I also like a lot.
So, here it is:
On windows I can alt+shift+9 and change my key map to Cyrillic and type in HTML-kit any Руссиан (Russian) text I wish and it is viewable via a browser so long as I set doc type win1251.
If I open that page on my Thinkpad (Linux - Quanta +) from the web server and edit it then save, the cyrillic text that I had entered on the win sys is not viewable any longer.

Now if I go in the house and open that doc on win (HTML-kit), none of the Cyrillic is viewable.
The text that was originally entered in html-kit is all ??? question marks and the Cyrillic text entered via Quanta is, well just strang ( а б в г д е).

Other that using Notepad and "saving as" utf-8, is there another HTML editor for windows that will not mess up the Unix documents?

I've tried Otpad, notepad +, Quanta Gold (not bad, but not what i need), CrimsonEditor, Maguma Studio(bought before i found html-kit 5 years ago), etc...

I like HTML-kit (even wrote a Cyrillic Plug-in for it), but would change if this issue could be addressed.

What I'd like is to get a windows port of Quanta +.

I have the ability to run Gimp 2 on my win sys, what i mean is I already have the G2k?? libs on it...

Any help would be appreciated!

Landis Reed.
Old 10-26-2006, 12:30 PM   #2
Registered: Feb 2005
Location: Texas, USA
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Well, I've found my replacement Editor on the windont side!

NotePad ++!!
Opens my .php or .html files I've written with Quanta on SuSe Linux, recognizes that the document is Unix format with utf-8 encoding..

Not bad looking either. Nice code highlighting, coloring of different code and tags, good code block separation etc..

Guess I'll have to learn to write a Cyrillic plug-in for Notepad ++ now.

To the guys who have built Notepad ++ up from what I saw in Notepad +..

Good Job and Thanks!

Landis Reed.

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