TEA – text editor

TEA is a GTK-based text editor that provides a wide range of text-processing functions (over 100) and syntax highlighting, yet the software has a very small footprint.

It can read the following formats: Plain text, OpenDocument, OpenOffice.org SWX, KWord KWD and AbiWord.

TEA can handle all charsets that Linux supports through the iconv library.

Features include:

  • Built-in file manager Kwas.
  • Spell checker (using aspell).
  • Tabbed layout engine.
  • Multiply encodings support.
  • Code snippets, sessions and templates support.
  • RTF-reader.
  • SRT-subtitles preview with Mplayer in a current subtitles position.
  • Text analyzer called UNITAZ.
  • Hot keys customizations.
  • “Open at cursor”-function for HTML-files and images.
  • Misc HTML tools.
  • Bracket matching.
  • Preview in external browsers.
  • String-handling functions such as sorting, reverse, format killing, trimming, filtering, conversions etc.
  • Bookmarks.
  • Drag’n’drop support (with text files and pictures).
  • Built-in image viewer (PNG, JPEG, GIF, WBMP, BMP).

Website: sourceforge.net/projects/tea-editor
Developer: Peter Semiletov and many contributors
License: GNU GPL v3


TEA is written in C and C++. Learn C with our recommended free books and free tutorials. Learn C++ with our recommended free books and free tutorials.

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