Sorry i was not precisely clear on that,
when i saw your message i thought maybe i did something wrong...
Just so that others know. This is what i was referring to in my original post http://www.pnotepad.org/
I did download NP++ i played around with it a bit, and i do like how it forces utf8 no mark when you open files. How ever i am also concerned that there have been 9 updates just this year. This is both good and bad.
I really cant afford for code to be written and saved by something that is not stable. But i also trust your judgement and if you use it then it has to be ok. I will give it a whirl.