This page is to help new developers get started. It lists various Unicode compliant text editors that we have found useful for different operating systems. Inclusion here does not mean that we unequivocally endorse all aspects of the program.
- Notepad++ – an open source editor based on Scintilla.
- SC Unipad – the free edition is session time limited
- BabelPad – can convert to NFC
- EditPad Lite – good for code page conversions
MS WordPad can convert a Rich Text File (RTF) to Unicode (UTF-16), though this conversion will discard all formatting information. After saving as Unicode, use another editor to convert UTF-16 to UTF-8.
- Scintilla does not properly support right-to-left languages like Arabic and Hebrew. While text in these languages may appear correct, it is not possible to interact with this text as is normal with other editing components.
- XML Copy Editor – Windows & Ubuntu
Runs on any operating system with a Java SE installed.