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Free Unicode text editor
Swap between Edit Mode and Browser Mode :
Edit Mode allows documents of any size to be edited in plain text format.
Browser Mode allows the current document to be viewed in an Internet Explorer browser window.
The user interface menus and other text elements may be displayed in any of the following languages :
Multiple instances of BabelPad may be tiled (horizontally, vertically or patchwork), cascaded, minimized, maximized, restored or closed from the "Window" manu of any of the BabelPad windows,
Open files encoded as :
Unicode : UTF-8
Unicode : UTF-16 (Big Endian or Little Endian)
Unicode : UTF-32 (Big Endian or Little Endian)
Unicode : UTF-7
Unicode : CESU-8
Unicode 1.0 : UCS-2
Unicode 1.1 : UCS-2
Unicode 1.1 : UTF-7
ISO-8859-1 (Latin1) : Western European
ISO-8859-2 (Latin2) : Non-Cyrillic Central European
ISO-8859-3 (Latin3) : Esperanto, Galician, Maltese, Turkish
ISO-8859-4 (Latin4) : Baltic Rim
ISO-8859-9 (Latin5) : Improved Turkish
ISO-8859-10 (Latin6) : Inuit, Lappish
ISO-8859-13 (Latin7) : Improved Baltic Rim
ISO-8859-14 (Latin8) : Celtic
ISO-8859-15 (Latin9, a.k.a. Latin0) : Improved Western European
ISO-8859-16 (Latin10) : South-Eastern European
Windows CP 874 (Thai)
Windows CP 932 (extension of Shift-JIS) : Japanese
Windows CP 936 (extension of GB2312) : Simplified Chinese
Windows CP 949 (Unified Hangul Code) : Korean
Windows CP 950 (extension of Big5) : Traditional Chinese
Windows CP 1133 (Lao)
Windows CP 1250 (East European)
Windows CP 1251 (Cyrillic)
Windows CP 1252 (West European)
Windows CP 1253 (Greek)
Windows CP 1254 (Turkish)
Windows CP 1255 (Hebrew)
Windows CP 1256 (Arabic)
Windows CP 1257 (Baltic)
Windows CP 1258 (Vietnamese)
GB18030 (Extended Chinese) : Unicode-mapped superset of GB2312
GB2312 (Simplified Chinese)
Big5 (Traditional Chinese)
Big5-HKSCS (Big5 plus Hong Kong Supplementary Character Set)
JIS X 0201 (Latin plus Katakana)
JIS X 0208 (Japanese)
KSC 5601 (KS X 1001) (Korean)
VIQR (Vietnamese Quoted Readable)
TAM (Tamil Monolingual)
TAB (Tamil Bilingual)
I.S. 434 (Ogham)
Autodetects Unicode encoding forms and character sets declared in HTML or XML documents.
Automatically convert CR/LF, CR, LF, Line Separator and Paragraph Separator characters.
Option to convert Numeric Character References (NCR) and/or Universal Character Names (UCN) to Unicode characters on Open.
Save the current document as :
Unicode : UTF-8 (with or without a Byte Order Mark)
Unicode : UTF-16 Big Endian or Little Endian (with or without a Byte Order Mark)
Unicode : UTF-32 Big Endian or Little Endian (with or without a Byte Order Mark)
GB18030 (with or without a Byte Order Mark)
ASCII with Hexadecimal Numeric Character Reference (NCR) substitution of non Basic Latin characters
ASCII with Decimal Numeric Character Reference (NCR) substitution of non Basic Latin characters
ASCII with Universal Character Name (UCN) substitution of non Basic Latin characters
ASCII with HTML Entity substitution of non Basic Latin characters
Save line breaks as CR/LF, LF, CR, or as Unicode Line Separator [U+2028] or Paragraph Separator characters [U+2029].
Left-To-Right (LTR) or Right-To-Left (RTL) page layout.
Line Wrap mode or No Line Wrap mode.
Drag and Drop editing.
Indent and Unindent selected lines of text using TAB and Shift-TAB.
Option to Auto-Indent text as you type (useful for writing code).
Select a "word" by double-clicking and navigate by "word" by means of the left/right arrows (works for most Unicode scripts).
Select a line of text by left-clicking in the margin (select a paragraph by double-clicking in the margin).
Find and Replace functions.
Select default font and font size from dropdown list on the toolbar.
Configure individual Unicode blocks to always use a particular font regardless of which font is currently selected for default display.
Status Bar displays codepoint and Unicode name of the character at the current caret position.
For CJK ideographs the status bar also displays the Mandarin, Korean or Vietnamese reading for the character at the current caret position (choice of reading is user-selectable).
Able to open and edit very large (multi-megabyte) files with little degredation in performance.
Standard printing functionality enabled.
Case Conversion (covering all scripts that have upper/lower case distinctions, including Latin, Greek, Cyrillic, Armenian and Deseret) :
Convert the selected alphabetic text to upper case.
Convert the selected alphabetic text to lower case.
Convert the selected alphabetic text to title case.
Normalization (conforms to Unicode 5.2 normalization algorithm) :
Convert the selected text to Normalization Form NFD (cannonical decomposition).
Convert the selected text to Normalization Form NFC (cannonical composition).
Convert the selected text to Normalization Form NFKD (cannonical decomposition with compatibility characters replaced).
Convert the selected text to Normalization Form NFKC (cannonical composition with compatibility characters replaced).
CJK Conversion :
Convert the selected Simplified Chinese text to Traditional Chinese.
Convert the selected Traditional Chinese text to Simplified Chinese.
Entity Conversion :
Convert all HTML Entities (e.g. ü) in the selected text to Unicode characters.
Convert all non-Basic Latin characters in the selected text to HTML Entities or hexadecimal Numeric Character References (NCRs).
Convert all Numeric Character References (e.g. ü or ü) in the selected text to Unicode characters.
Convert all non-Basic Latin characters in the selected text to hexadecimal Numeric Character References (NCRs).
Convert all non-Basic Latin characters in the selected text to decimal Numeric Character References (NCRs).
Convert all Universal Character Names (e.g. \u00FC) in the selected text to Unicode characters.
Convert all non-Basic Latin characters in the selected text to Universal Character Names (UCNs).
Convert all characters in the selected text to their Unicode Names (e.g. LATIN SMALL LETTER U WITH DIAERESIS).
Convert all characters in the selected text to U+XXXX notation (e.g. U+00FC).
Transliteration Conversion :
Convert the selected Extended Wylie Tibetan transliteration to Unicode Tibetan.
Convert the selected Mongolian transliteration to Unicode Mongolian.
Convert the selected Manchu transliteration to Unicode Manchu.
Convert the selected Yi romanisation to Unicode Yi.
Convert the selected Yi romanisation to International Phonetic Alphabet (IPA).
Convert the selected Unicode Yi text to Yi romanisation.
Convert the selected Unicode Yi text to International Phonetic Alphabet (IPA).
Convert the selected Vietnamese Unicode text to VIQR transliteration.
Convert the selected VIQR transliteration to Vietnamese Unicode.
PUA Conversion :
Convert precomposed Tibetan (SetA) to standard Unicode Tibetan.
Convert standard Unicode Tibetan to precomposed Tibetan (SetA).
Convert Hong Kong Supplementary Character Set (HKSCS) PUA characters to CJK Unified Ideograph characters.
Reverse the order of all selected characters in a line.
Utilises Microsoft's Uniscribe rendering engine to correctly render complex text.
Option to render all Unicode characters as individual spacing glyphs (i.e. with no shaping or ligation of complex text, and combining characters not combined).
Option to display text in different colours for all the different Unicode-defined scripts.
Select any installed Windows Keyboard Layout or IME from a dropdown list on the toolbar.
Romanised input methods for the following scripts :
Tibetan (using the Tibetan & Himalayan Digital Library [THDL] Extended Wylie Transcription System [EWTS])
Yi (using the Liangshan Yi Phonetic Alphabet)
Unicode Input Mode :
Enter Unicode characters in the range U+0001 through U+10FFFF as scalar hexadecimal values (with or without leading zeros), demarcated by pressing the Space or Return key.
Select One-off Unicode Input Mode by pressing Ctrl+Q (this allows you to enter a single Unicode character as described above, but on pressing Space, Enter or Escape you are returned to the original keyboard/IME).
Tools and Utilities
Font Analysis Utility : lists all Unicode blocks covered by a particular font or lists all fonts that cover a particular Unicode block.
Font Information Utility : provides information about the currently selected font.
Font Glyph Export Utility : export any or all glyphs from any font to file in BMP, GIF, JPG or PNG format.
Font Coverage Utility : List all fonts that cover a particular character or all the characters in a piece of text or all the characters in the BabelMap edit buffer.
Advanced Character Search Utility : lists all characters that meet specified criteria.
UCD Data Utility : generates UCD-format data for a given range of characters for any version of Unicode.
Character History Utility : enumerates the UCD properties for a given character for all versions of Unicode, including mappings to Unicode 1.0.0 and 1.0.1 where appropriate.
Han Radical Lookup Utility : lists all Han ideographs with a given radical and number of strokes (covers all 74,394 characters in the CJK, CJK-A, CJK-B and CJK-C blocks).
Mandarin Pinyin Lookup Utility : lists all Han ideographs with a given Mandarin pinyin pronunciation.
Cantonese Jyutping Lookup Utility : lists all Han ideographs with a given Cantonese jyutping pronunciation.
Yi Radical Lookup Utility : lists all Yi syllables with a given radical and number of strokes.
Unicode Summary Utility : provides a summary of the script, block and character coverage of the current version of Unicode.
Unicode Version History Utility : provides a summary of the repertoire of each version of Unicode from 1.0 onwards.
Document Analysis Utility : provides statistical information about the current document, and highlights any invalid characters.
Character Frequency Utility : lists all the characters in the document by frequency.
Download and install BabelPad safely and without concerns.
BabelPad is a software product developed by Andrew West and it is listed in Office category under Text Editors. BabelPad is a free software product and it is fully functional for an unlimited time although there may be other versions of this software product. You can run BabelPad on all modern Windows OS operating systems. BabelPad was last time updated on 17.12.2009 and it has 3,235 downloads on Download.hr portal. Download and install BabelPad safely and without concerns.
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