Talk:Comparison of text editors
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ISO-8859 in Notepad++ v 5.5
Current Version of Notepad++ seems not to support ISO-8859. 25 September 2009.
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)
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)
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)