Last Updated on July 12, 2021
SciTE is a SCIntilla based Text Editor. Originally built to demonstrate Scintilla, it has grown to be a useful editor with facilities for building and running programs.
There are two panes in SciTE, the editing pane and the output pane. The output pane is located either to the right of the editing pane or below it. Initially it is of zero size, but it can be made larger by dragging the divider between it and the editing pane.
Text editing in SciTE works similarly to most Macintosh or Windows editors with the added feature of automatic syntax styling. SciTE can hold multiple files in memory at one time but only one file will be visible.
SciTE is highly configurable, through editing a set of configuration files. It is possible to have different settings for each language and project, as well as global or per user options.
- Options to allow searching for words, regular expressions, matching case, in the reverse direction, wrapping around the end of the document.
- Default key bindings.
- Multiple selection.
- Code Folding – a code block can be folded (and made invisible) with a click of the mouse.
- LUA scripting for extensibility.
- Virtual space.
- Provides syntax support for many computer languages including: Ada, Assembler, C, C++, C#, Eiffel, Erlang, Fortran, HTML, Java, LISP, Lua, Matlab, Metapost, Objective Caml, Octave, Pascal, Perl, PostScript, Python, Ruby, Rust, Scheme, Smalltalk, XML and YAML.
- Localised version of SciTE: Translated into a number of languages including Basque, Bulgarian, Catalan, Danish, Dutch, Finnish, French, German, Greek, Italian, Norwegian, Russian, Serbian, and Welsh.
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