Re: UTF-8 plain text editing?

From: Andrew Dunbar (
Date: Sun May 05 2002 - 23:06:50 EDT

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     --- "Michael D. Crawford" <>
    wrote: > Can AbiWord be conveniently used as a
    > editor for UTF-8 documents?
    > I'm starting to declare the character encoding in my
    > HTML documents as UTF-8,
    > but I edit them with Emacs and VI. It would be nice
    > to use a GUI editor (I know
    > emacs, but I'm not religious about it) and to be
    > able to use UTF-8 text.
    > This would be on Linux.

    This works perfectly in AbiWord. You'll have to have
    the fonts set up and working for the languages you
    need. Preferably TTF fonts. This can be tricky if
    you haven't already done it but AbiWord has docs to
    help you get it done.

    When opening a HTML document to edit the HTML you'll
    want to open it with the "Plain Text" or "Encoded
    Text" importers - otherwise you'll see the HTML
    formatting instead of the HTML code! If you start
    from a new document, make sure you save as "Encoded
    Text" and select UTF-8 from the encoding dialog.

    Let us know if you have any problems.

    Andrew Dunbar.

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