Text & Hexadecimal editors
There is no such a thing as a perfect text editor. A text editor is like a religion. On the outside, a text editor is the most simple piece of software you can think of. But when it comes to getting it just right... Notepad (which comes with Windows) is actually quite cool, but it isn't always what you need. It's a little too basic. So if you are looking for more advanced text editors, here are a select few you may like.
I also list a couple of Hex editors here, albeit a translator seldom needs one. It can be darn usefull if you are trying to recover a corrupted file or trying to figure out a format. If you don't know what an Hex editor is, no worries, you are certainly not the only one. To give you a short (imperfect) explanation, there is always 2 "sides" to a file: What you see (text, formating,...), and what the computer sees (0 and 1s). A text editor will show you text, an hex editor will show you the code.
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I know there are zillions of other good text editors. I like the ones above because they are simple, reliable and free. Please contact me if you wish to suggest another tool in this section.