I'm looking for a WYSIWYG editor that will let a user type and format text (bold, italics, insert links, etc) which I can then grab via jQuery as raw HTML code and do something with it. I've tried TinyMCE, but frankly it's terrible. It doesn't work as the documentation indicates, and the documentation is quite poor.

Fire away with any suggestions, please! Open source only.

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Redactor, in my opinion, is the best and most user friendly HTML editor. You should definitely check the list on sitepoint : http://www.sitepoint.com/html5-wysiwyg/

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