The world seems to be full of LaTeX editors, particularly on Windows. One of the longest standing is WinEdt, a shareware editor that retains a strong following due to its powerful features. What has been missing in recent years is full Unicode support: not so much of an issue for me, but crucial for non-European users in particular. WinEdt 7 has now been released, and the big new feature is Unicode support in the editor. That can only be a good thing!
WinEdt is a popular (La)TeX editor on Windows. A new major release, version 6, has just appeared on the WinEdt homepage. The interface has received a lot of attention, with new icons and menu arrangements. One thing that a lot of people have been hoping for is UTF-8 support, but the release notes say
Avoid sending major feature requests: they will have to wait for version 6.1 (unicode, folding and all)!
So for the moment people who need UTF-8 will have to look elsewhere. Another point to note for users of version 5.5 is that this is not a free upgrade (WinEdt is shareware).