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Editra is an open source multi-platform text editor with an implementation that focuses on creating an easy to use interface and features that aid in code development. This application currently supports syntax highlighting and a variety of other useful features for over 60 programming languages.

Highlighting color schemes can be customized through writting stylesheets to describe the theme you want the text to be highlighted in.

In Editra, stylesheets can be written very easily by using the new built-in style editor which allows for on the fly testing and customization of the text controls styles, can export all settings to a style sheet in Editra Style Sheet format.

 Editra 0.7.20

Free to download


wxWindows license v3.1

Cody Precord


System Requirements
Python 2.6 or higher
wxPython 2.8.8 / or higher

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Features include:

  • Configurable syntax highlighting:
    • Markup: HTML, LaTeX, XML
    • Sources: Ada, Boo, C, Caml, CPP, D, Eiffel, Erlang, Flagship, Fortran 77, Fortran 95, Haskell, Java, Lisp, Makefile, newLisp, Objective-C, Pascal, Pike, SQL, Verilog, VB.NET
    • Scientific: Matlab, Octave, PostScript, Smalltalk, VHDL, YAML
    • Scripts: ActionScript, Apache Conf, Bash Shell Script, C-Shell Script, DOS Batch, Ferite, Inno Setup Scripts, JavaScript, Lua, Perl, PHP, Python, Ruby, Tcl/Tk
    • Other: 68k Assembly, Coldfusion, CSS, Diff/Patch Files, DOT, Editra Style Sheet, Edje, Gui4Cli, HaXe, Korn Shell, Lout, MASM, Microsoft SQL, NASM, NSIS, PL/SQL, Properties Files, SQL
  • Auto-Completion/Calltips (Python, Html, XML)
  • Auto-Indent
  • Bidirectional Find/Replace w\Regular Expression Support
  • Block (Un)Commenting
  • Block (Un)Indenting
  • Bracket Highlighting
  • Builtin Plugin Downloader/Installer
  • Clipboard Support (Copy/Paste/etc)
  • Code Folding
  • Column Edit Mode
  • Command Mode
  • Dockable customizable interface
  • Drag and Drop (tabs/file opening/text)
  • Export to Html/LaTeX/Rtf
  • Edit Remote Files (FtpEdit Plugin)
  • Editable User Profiles
  • Extensible with plugins
  • File History
  • File Management (FileBrowser Plugin)
  • Highlight Style Editor
  • Indentation Guides
  • Integrated Python Shell (PyShell Plugin)
  • Language Keyword Helper
  • Line Bookmarking
  • Line Edit Commands (Join, Transpose, etc)
  • Multilingual Interface
  • Multiple Top Level Windows
  • Multiple (synchronized) views of the same file
  • Run Scripts (Launch Plugin)
  • Session Saving
  • Source Control Management (Project Plugin)
  • Syntax Highlighting (60+ Languages)
  • Tabbed Windows
  • Themeable Icons
  • Transparency Support
  • Undo/Redo
  • Unicode Support
  • Vi Keybinding Support
  • Word Wrap
  • Workspace View Management
  • Zoom In/Out

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