I need a lightweight GUI text editor on my Ubuntu Lucid system which lets me specify a Unicode code point (e.g.
U+1234), and inserts that character to a UTF-8 text document. I know that
gedit can't do it (not even with the Character Map plugin).
I'm not interested in solutions involving any kind of
vi. I'm also not interested in text editors running in the terminal (such as joe, which has this functionality). I need the absolute simplest, smallest and fastest plain text editor for Linux which lets me type a few letters, insert a few characters by their code, type some more letters, and then save the
.txt file as UTF-8-encoded.