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March 1st, 2010, 06:09 AM
hello all,

I want to use ubuntu server as my web server of my site for which I need to do some practice on it. Therefore I installed ubuntu-server on Virtualbox in Xp host. Server is running well as I can access it from my host by putting the ip address in browser's address bar. For php editing, I'm using Vim editor which is compatible with the php commands.

The question is that if I've any batter option regarding php editor? I believe there should be one as ubuntu is being used widely as a web server.

If the answer of above question is No then I want to know that how to use the Arabic characters in php while Vim editor doesn't allow any character other than English ones.
Please correct me if I'm wrong or missing something. Thanks in advance.


March 1st, 2010, 06:33 AM
Hi! I'm not sure about Arabic characters, but two programs I use:

In Windows, Notepad++ (http://notepad-plus.sourceforge.net/uk/site.htm) is a beautiful piece of software that works great for .php file editing.

In Ubuntu, I simply use gEdit. It works very nicely as well.

March 1st, 2010, 09:33 AM
I personally use vim for most of my editing. Sometimes, if the mood strikes me, I will use gedit.

Google is your friend in this case. I didn't consider character sets, but here were the top two links: