Text editor

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A text editor is an application that is used to write and edit plain text. It cannot be used for formatted text, for example text that contains varying fonts or font styles. For that you need a word processor.

The following list categorizes editors by their ability to provide a comfortable gui and also by their ability to process unicode.

Specific applications

Application CLI or GUI Unicode support
ed cli  ?
ex cli  ?
emacs both yes
joe cli  ?
yudit gui yes
Minimum Profit cli  ?
nano cli  ?
pico cli  ?
vi and its derivatives cli  ?
bluefish gui  ?
jEdit gui  ?
kate gui  ?
kwrite gui  ?
Gedit gui  ?
gvim gui  ?
NEdit gui  ?

See also