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Re: Editor for HTML, UTF-8 and Arabic

From: Najib Tounsi <ntounsi@emi.ac.ma>
Date: Thu, 31 Mar 2005 19:01:03 +0000
Message-ID: <424C48EF.7000105@emi.ac.ma>
To: Jasper Michalczik <jasper.m@gmx.net>
CC: www-international@w3.org, Ivan Herman <ivan@w3.org>, michel bercovier <berco@cs.huji.ac.il>

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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