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Re: Editor for HTML, UTF-8 and Arabic

From: Ivan Herman <ivan@w3.org>
Date: Fri, 01 Apr 2005 08:19:51 +0200
Message-ID: <424CE807.3080601@w3.org>
To: Najib Tounsi <ntounsi@emi.ac.ma>
Cc: Jasper Michalczik <jasper.m@gmx.net>, www-international@w3.org, michel bercovier <berco@cs.huji.ac.il>
Mozilla composer creates a pretty horrible HTML, usually. I have really good experiences 
with NVU, though, although this is still Beta: www.nvu.com. It is, sort of, a separate 
Mozilla project, based on the Mozilla core, but concentrating on the editing process only. 
As I said, it is still beta, but close to its first release.


Najib Tounsi wrote:
> I use Mozilla 1.* (http://www.mozilla.org/releases/ 
> <http://www.mozilla.org/releases/mozilla1.7.3>) for authoring/editing 
> Arabic HTML with utf-8. Mozilla composer can read and save in most 
> encodings.
> Well Mozilla is yet perfectible, but it fulfill many jobs. HTML files I 
> use to edit are in fact Arabic + Latin. Some of my requirements would be:
> - Option to edit in HTML mode *both* in visual or logical (memory) 
> ordering. The latter is necessary for some "fine tunings".
> - Ability to retrieve the chain of cascading styles that apply to a text 
> at a given place.
> - Select a text and apply a <span> to it with some desired attributes.
> etc.
> There are also situations (e.g. telnet to a web server from MacOS X) 
> where I simply edit Arabic-utf8 files with emacs. But not to do too much 
> changes.
> Hope that helps.
> Najib Tounsi
> Jasper Michalczik wrote:
>> Dear members of www-international,
>> I’m looking for an editor that allows me to edit and save HTML-Files 
>> with UTF-8 encoding and displays Arabic script correctly. I tried 
>> XML-Spy, but in order to let it recognize Files as UTF-8 you have to 
>> put an xml-declaration at the beginning.
>> I’m looking for some editor of the kind of ancient “HomeSite”.
>> Thank you very much,
>> Jasper Michalczik


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