Aug 27, 2011

Leafpad - GTK+ based simple text editor

Leafpad is the most simplest and minimal text editor. It has been designed keeping simplicity in mind. It is based on GTK+. Leafpad is released under the GNU General Public License (GPL). If you are are trying to develop a text editor, consider to take look at the source code of the leafpad. The source code of leafpad can be a starting point for a much complex text editor. 
screen shot of Leafpad

Currently Leafpad has the following features:
  • Codeset option (Some OpenI18N registered)
  • Auto codeset detection (UTF-8 and some codesets)
  • Unlimitted Undo/Redo
  • Auto/Multi-line Indent
  • Display line numbers
  • Drag and Drop
  • Printing
Leafpad is also available for Nokia's Maemo platform.Leafpad may be present in the package managers of the respective Linux distributions.

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