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Official GNOME Text Editor

Developer: Paolo Maggi (Current Maintainer)
License: GPL

Gedit is a text editor for the GNOME desktop environment. It's designed to have a clean, simple interface inspired by the ideals of the GNOME project.

Gedit has tabs, multilanguage spellchecking and automatic file backup. There's full undo and redo, as well as search and replace.

In it you'll find many usefull features for coding, such as bracket matching, text wrapping, current line highlighting and line numbering.

There's syntax highlighting for many languages, for example C, C++, CSS, HTML, Java, Perl, PHP, Python.

It also has support for remote file edits via GNOME VFS libraries, and it's possible to dynamically add new features such as snippets and integration with external applications.

Gedit has a plugin system, with plugins for things like

  • LaTeX integration
  • collaborative writing

It's UTF-8 compatible and has free licensce.

See also

External links

LaTeX Plugin
collaboration plugin