General :: Insert Character Code Into Text Editor?
Aug 11, 2010
I need a lightweight GUI text editor on my Ubuntu Lucid system which lets me specify a Unicode code point (e.g. U+1234), and inserts that character to a UTF-8 text document. I know that gedit can't do it (not even with the Character Map plugin).
I'm not interested in solutions involving any kind of emacs or vi. I'm also not interested in text editors running in the terminal (such as joe, which has this functionality). I need the absolute simplest, smallest and fastest plain text editor for Linux which lets me type a few letters, insert a few characters by their code, type some more letters, and then save the .txt file as UTF-8-encoded.
On windows I really only used Notepad++ as my text editor, it had two features that I loved.What I need to accomplish is what I would do with Notepad++ column editor.I could have like 100 lines, and place the cursor at a column, and goto edit>column editor, and I could insert an incrementing number. (I could also pad the incrementing number with 0s, this was GREAT for making batch files among other things.)So each line at that column had a number higher than the previous line.The other feature that I used sometimes was a search/replace with regex patterns.Does anyone know of an editor that has those features for linux? I am mostly after the column editor insert feature but if you know of one with both features that would rock.
And I was about to install the last dependency: ATK (Accessability Toolkit).I opened the Archive Manager to extract the "atk-1.26.0.tar.gz" file (yes, I'm still switching from Windows so I'm fond of GUI), but I noticed all the text in that window was boxes, like the □ type box for every letter of text.So instead I thought it wouldn't be a big deal, because the terminal and regular windows weren't screwed up.I opened a text file in gedit (reference to commands in terminal, such as how to extract files via terminal), but yet again all of the text was □-like boxes.
This is what i doing to remove ( and ) sed 's/(//'|sed 's/)//') Can you offer me some better sed code that remove ( and ) with blank without using pipe (|) . I mean sed code that check ( or ) and replace that with blank character.
Recommend a good Linux text editor for Windows (if it exists), I wrote scripts for C-Shell using txt editor of windows but I have problem, it doesn't run because windows is not UNIX, what can I do? I don't want to install linux for a few scripts, I do testing of my scripts via unix server (this server is not mine), I treed dos2unix command, also doesn't work.
I was reading how you could browse the net with Emacs but then it was stated that it was done with another application like Firefox so this would imply that Emacs is an interpreter would it not? What is Emacs capable of? Is it an interpreter that runs a text editor?
re: lock file on an access database.i can see an .ldb file fine with windows notepad but cannot see the .ldb file in ubuntu's text editor. Its just messy text of symbols and letter. is there a way to view these files from ubuntu ?
Is there some kind of universally recognized pragma that one can insert at the beginning of a text document to designate it to be UTF-8 encoded (or any other encoding)? I've seen certain editors insert encoding comments, and one or two compilers that have an encoding pragma. But I was wondering if anyone has tried to establish some kind of universal tag format for text documents.
How can I change the default text editor for console programs in Ubuntu.When I run mutt and send a message, it currently loads up Joe and I would prefet to load Vim.I know I can change $EDITOR for me only, but would prefe to do it system wide.
Is there a simple text editor for Linux that will let you color or highlight text on demand? Something like gedit or leafpad with color? I know I can probably do this with vi or emacs, but I'm looking for something simple, need not be feature rich.
I am trying to copy paste from a file in Nano to a text editor outside of nano on my machine (I am running windows using Nano through Putty) and I cannot figure out how to do it. I can select with mouse support enabled everything that I want to in Nano and I can cut it, but when I try to copy into my other text editor, it does not work.
I'm looking for a text editor / log manager of some kind that will automatically refresh a file's contents when it changes.
I have a single target log file (e.g. current.log) that is overwritten under certain circumstances and I'd like to be able to leave it displayed and not constantly have to re-open the file to get updates. Much the same as 'tail --follow=name' does in Linux.
I'm using a Windows desktop but it's a remote file so a Linux app would work just as easily.
I have a server I can ssh into, and I am also running Ubuntu. How do I edit this remote file using any program I have installed on my local Ubuntu, without copying it to local, editing it, and copying it back?
I would like to make Firefox view text files not in its internal editor, but in the external editor (namely EmacsClient).Is it possible to change this default behavior of Firefox?I beg your pardon for being inconcise, I'll try to state the matter once again. First thing to mention is that I use the Linux version of Firefox. That means that unlike the Windows version the contents of the application bindings dialog is very scarce.
When I click on the link to a text file (be it remote or local) by default Firefox opens it in the internal browser. I've tested, somehow it looks at file extension - when for example I make a file with .mpg extension, the behaviour is as it should be - the dialog with "Open With..." and stuff. When the file has unknown extension (unknown to /etc/mime.types), in my case it's .out, pure text format - the default behaviour is to open it in a Firefox window.