Replacement for Notepad : GetDiz
Are you searching for a replacement for Notepad? GetDiz is an ultrafast text editor with unique features. It can automatically resize the text window when loading files to accommodate the text width and remove leading/trailing spaces from selections when you copy them to Clipboard.
Additional features include an option to auto-copy selections, convert Unix files to the Windows text format, and highlight web links in text files, so that they can be sent to the browser with a simple click. You can also install GetDiz on a USB stick for mobile usage.
Besides standard Text Editor features, GetDiz can display ASCII art correctly. See the screenshots below.
ASCII art is a graphic design technique that uses pieces of printable text defined by the ASCII standard character set alongside with proprietary extended characters. The term is also used to refer to text-based art in general. ASCII art is often found in DIZ and NFO text files, which in turn are included within ZIP and RAR archives. Among with correct ASCII art display, GetDiz offers you the possibility to save any .txt, .diz or .nfo files as GIF images.
Frequently Asked Questions
Why does GetDiz not display some non-English letters correctly?A:
In order to display non-English characters (such as ä, ß or é) correctly you must select both a font and a script that support the specific language. Head to the Options menu and click Set Font Style and Color. In the next window select a font and a script. Example: To display Cyrillic, you can set the font to Courier New and the Script to Cyrillic. Please note that you'll lose ASCII art support if you select a font other than the default (GetDizLarge or GetDizTiny). So the best practice is to select a font that can display non-English characters for .txt files, but leave the GetDizLarge or GetDizTiny font for .diz and nfo files. GetDiz will switch both fonts automatically if you load a file of the corresponding file type.Q:
Why does auto-width calculation (Options | Window Dimensions) not always work?A:
Width calculation is only possible if you use a fixed-width font with GetDiz (like GetDizLarge, Terminal or Courier). It is not possible with variable-width fonts (like Arial, Tahoma or Courier New).
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