> Yes I take your point and
Wasn't it Helen who renamed "HTML editor" to "Text editors"? Anyways.
> I see what you mean about " a text editor edits text files".
That phrase could be mine, but the original idea is not my invention. This is the first line
"A text editor is a type of program used for editing plain text files."
> However, most of the teachers I have worked with would not/did not have a clue what WYSIWYG editor means
Of course WYSIWYG is jargon. I said "I would call it a WYSIWYG editor" in the first post and TinyMCE calls itself a WYSIWYG editor by citing their website in the second. But that term is not involved in the renaming. The original term in moodle.org was "HTML editor" which was (partly) renamed to "Text editor".
> and in 1.9 every time we came across "HTML" editor they thought it was "something complicated to do with web code " rather than the place you type your words into.
Then you need to invent a term. Some possibilities are "Moodle word processor", "(Moodle) built-in editor", "Authoring tool in Moodle", "the Moodle editor", "editing tool (in Moodle)", ... I'm not saying that all these are right - a makeshift is never right. But you can't "reuse" an established term which is still in use!
> To them , Moodle's TinyMCE editor IS a text editor, even though it might not be accurate according to the true definition of the word.
They are teachers, right? They call pen a pencil because some of their pupils don't know what a pen is?