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For some reason it seems that my favourite editor TeXnicCenter doesn't support unicode (correct me please if I'm wrong, which wouldn't be the first time).

Can anyone recommend an editor which does, for Windows platform? Simplicity is appreciated.

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There are still editors out there not supporting Unicode? –  Caramdir Apr 4 '11 at 2:23
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possible duplicate of Latex Editors/IDEs –  Caramdir Apr 4 '11 at 2:23
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All of the cross-platform LaTeX editors support Unicode. See this question Latex Editors/IDEs for various pointers. Two good ones to try would be TeXWorks and TeXMakerX. –  Alan Munn Apr 4 '11 at 2:26
    
@Caramdir: yes, seems like a duplicate, but I thought that the question about TeXnicCenter not supporting unicode deserved a separate answer. Anyway, if this is truly a duplicate, let me know so I can delete my answer to close the question. –  Gonzalo Medina Apr 4 '11 at 2:27
    
@Gonzales: The actual question is a duplicate (imo), but I didn't know that the implicit question in the first statement has an answer (i.e. the first part of your answer). Anyway, having answers doesn't prevent a question from being closed, so there is no need to remove your answer. –  Caramdir Apr 4 '11 at 2:29
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According to the TeXnicCenter site, there'a an alpha version that supports unicode: TeXnicCenter 2.0 Alpha 1.

If you are willing to change your editor, perhaps the answers to this question can be useful for you: LaTeX Editors/IDEs.

I personally use TeXworks (I use it under Linux, but it is multiplataform, so you can also use it on Windows machines).

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Texniccenter is now in alpha 4, sourceforge.net/projects/texniccenter/files/… –  Sveinung Aug 30 '12 at 18:58
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TeXstudio is best Unicode Editor in arena right now.

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The reviews on the sourceforge page are strongly disagreeing with you. –  percusse Jun 14 '12 at 9:45
    
@percusse The reviews on the sourceforge page are not about RTL issue. TeXstudio is feature-rich, but is not so stable. –  PHPst Jun 14 '12 at 10:21
    
Indeed it looks like so. But to be able to use those features you need the editor to be running. In case of instabilities, the features can not contribute to your workflow. –  percusse Jun 14 '12 at 10:47
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Folks, there is only one editor, which is as mighty as LaTeX is: Emacs, with the AUCTeX-Package.

Don't garble your workflow by using one of this half-baked, GUI-dominated and buggy newcomers. Emacs has been around for more than 20 years.

I will retag this question.


Edit: Recently I found out that Emacs even can use the back of Word documents! Think of all the people who only work on the side of the document which is shown on the screen! What a waste of resources.

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Tags are about questions, not answers! –  Joseph Wright May 10 '12 at 12:06
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@JosephWright And he asked for Emacs, though he did not know! –  Keks Dose May 10 '12 at 12:08
    
Well, that's your view :-) I'd say he's asked for TeXworks, but that's because it's the editor I use. But then I upvoted some of the other cases:-) –  Joseph Wright May 10 '12 at 12:09
    
@JosephWright What a terrible heresy. I abstain from re-retaging for today, but I never will understand why people like you, professional TeXies, can bear that. There's only so much you can take. –  Keks Dose May 10 '12 at 12:17
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to learn how REAL programers do it, read here: xkcd.com/378 –  matth Jun 13 '12 at 15:36
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If you prefer simplicity, TeXworks has my recommendations (it also comes bundled with MiKTeX).

Another excellent editor which supports unicode is Texmaker - it might be considered even simpler to use because it offers wizards for common tasks.

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