Jan Sundström wrote:
I know this has been discussed, but I want to hear your opinion on the best text editor from a translator's point of view.
I'm on Windows, so let's have that as a starting point. If others want to chime in on *nix, Mac etc, feel free...
Say that you want to open billingual tmx or ttx files, the editor should support right-left languages, CJK languages etc.
So many names have been mentioned, but I wonder if there is any concensus which one has the best language support?!
I've seen recommendations here for UltraEdit, PFE, jEdit, EmEdit, Simredo, SC Unipad, Unired, PSPad:
Other bonuses would be elaborate regex search/replace functions, batch processing, colour GUI of tagged/html code etc.
Not free but will satisfy most if not all of your needs.
If the file is encoded in UTF-8, non-latin characters will be displayed, I checked with Russian, Hebrew and Arabic characters.
It has regex, syntax highlighting, scripting language, unicode searching of disk files.
And it saved my... errr.... deadline when I got a damaged TTX file which however could be cured with UltraEdit in HEX Edit mode. It just needed a few zero bytes here and there, and TagEditor could read the file again.
I recommend Ultraedit. Oh, and I use it often for tweaking with TMX files too.