Talk:Comparison of text editors

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ISO-8859 in Notepad++ v 5.5[edit]

Current Version of Notepad++ seems not to support ISO-8859. 25 September 2009.

Brackets editor[edit]

I attempted to add information on the Brackets code editor recently, but user TEDickey reverted my addition as "not topical." Does anyone here have an opinion on the criteria a text editor must meet to merit inclusion on this page? Brackets typically has 20-30k downloads per release, so it seems perfectly relevant to me... I'm inclined to re-add it if I don't hear anything, since it seems like useful information to have recorded here. Ytpete (talk) 07:03, 4 September 2013 (UTC)

This is "comparison of text editors". Brackets is (following the link) an html editor. There is a comparison-of-html-editors topic. There are other things which it is not - but from the given information, it is not a general-purpose text editor, and therefore not topical here TEDickey (talk) 00:28, 5 September 2013 (UTC)
See my reply on the List of text editors talk page. I'll let that be the main discussion thread since the point of contention seems to be the same for both articles. Ytpete (talk) 22:15, 8 September 2013 (UTC)

Missing criteria[edit]

One columns is missing somewhere: Sorting.

I ploughed through all tables trying to find the ideal text editor for me, and according to the criteria I found in the table headers, only jEdit had everything I want. Close runner-ups were Notepad++ (can't handle large files) and vim (don't feel like learning new interface/shortcuts). I downloaded it, installed it, started using it, and spent 30 minutes searching for a sort feature that, as it turns out, it doesn't even have (although a powerful sort can be added with a plugin). --Zom-B (talk) 11:01, 19 September 2013 (UTC)

Same with 'visible whitespaces'. In this case there isn't a plugin that meets my requirements. Guess it's back to using two different editors. --Zom-B (talk) 11:25, 19 September 2013 (UTC)
Rectangular select mode is also very buggy and only partially useful in jEdit. Should this be mentioned in the table cell? --Zom-B (talk) 11:27, 19 September 2013 (UTC)

Add "Hyperlink support" to basic features[edit]

I would like to propose adding "Hyperlink support" as a column in the "Basic features" comparison chart. Some editors, such as Wordpad, lack what some would consider to be a very basic feature. --Stevoisiak(e) (talk) 18:38, 26 March 2014 (UTC)


sed? — Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 07:26, 13 May 2014 (UTC)

It's not discussed in the main topic TEDickey (talk) 08:01, 13 May 2014 (UTC)