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Jota Text Editor

Jota Text Editor

Jota Text Editor (Jota) is an open source text editor designed for long files up to one million characters in length. It is a good all-round editor, well suited for both programmers and general users.

The application is pronouced as "i-o-ta".

Jota Text Editor in action Jota Text Editor in action


  • Scroll with Thumb-drag
  • Scroll with Flick
  • Undo/Redo
  • Support a Shortcut key with ALT/CTRL Key
  • Customize colors
  • Create a shortcut icon on HOME app
  • Customize shortcut
  • Text selector like Gingerbread (Double tap to select the word, then touch selected area to show marker)
  • Word wrap ON/OFF and set word wrap width
  • Set tab width
  • Viewer Mode which hides the soft keyboard after opening a file
  • Show Line numbers
  • Word Counter
  • Support landscape mode correctly
  • Auto save
  • Auto indent
  • Show Tab/Linebreak
  • Auto capitalize - capitalize the first word of each sentence
  • Use as SL4A editor
  • Customizable toolbar
  • Customizable syntax highlight
  • Capture screen shot
  • Theme settings
  • Use volume keys
  • Trackball center key
  • Search including support for regular expression, and case insensitive
  • Syntax highlighting: cpp, pas, PHP, sh, HTML, XML, Java, JavaScript, avr assembler, Perl, Lua, Python, C and Awk
  • Support for special keys for the Dynabook AZ, LifeTouch NOTE, DesireZ
  • Supports the following character codes: UTF-8, UTF-16BE, UTF-16LE, UTF-32BE, UTF-32LE, WINDOWS-1251, WINDOWS-1252, WINDOWS-1253, WINDOWS-1255, SHIFT_JIS, ISO-2022-JP, ISO-2022-CN, ISO-2022-KR, ISO-8859-5, ISO-8859-7, ISO-8859-8, BIG5, GB18030, EUC-JP, EUC-KR, EUC-TW, IBM855, IBM866, KOI8-R, MACCYRILLIC, H,Z-GB-2312, X-ISO-10646-UCS-4-3412, and X-ISO-10646-UCS-4-2143
  • Internationalization support
  • Wallpaper customize
Web site:
Free (Apache License 2.0)
Aquamarine Networks
GitHub, FAQ, Forum
Linux Pro Magazine

Jota Text Editor has an impressive set of features. This application is an ideal way to make notes on the move.


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