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Screenshot of version 4.1.24
|Initial release||April 15, 2004|
|Stable release||4.2.25 (6 May 2011[±])|
|Preview release||5.0.26-beta4 (28 October 2012[±])|
Notepad2 is a free and open-source text editor for Microsoft Windows, released under a BSD software license. It was written by Florian Balmer using the Scintilla editor component, and it was first publicly released in April 2004. Balmer based Notepad2 on the principles of Microsoft Notepad: small, fast, and usable.
Notepad2 also has several other features:
- Auto indentation
- Bracket matching
- Encoding conversion between ASCII, UTF-8, and UTF-16 formats
- Multiple undo/redo; rectangular block selection
- Newline conversion, between DOS (CR/LF), Unix (LF), and Macintosh (CR) formats
- Regular expression-based find and replace
Balmer has stated that some features will probably never be implemented in Notepad2, as they are beyond his design goal of a simple Notepad-like application. These include Notepad2's most requested feature, a multiple document interface. Other missing features such as code folding, file associations and bookmarks are available through modifications, linked from the homepage. Starting with version 4.2.25-rc6, an x64 build is also offered.
- Notepad2 FAQ Retrieved 21 May 2010 Developer: The expense of collecting, testing, packaging and hosting translated versions of Notepad2 was more than I felt happy with for my hobby project.
- "Notepad2 Readme File".
- Notepad2 FAQ: Will Notepad2 ever have a tabbed multiple document interface?
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