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This article is about a text editor for Microsoft Windows. It is not to be confused with ConTeXt.
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Initial release April 20, 2001; 15 years ago (2001-04-20)[1]
Stable release 0.98.6 (14 August 2009) [±]
Preview release 0.98.7 (30 January 2010) [±]
Written in Delphi[2]
Operating system Microsoft Windows
Available in English, German
Type Text editor
License New BSD License[3]

ConTEXT is a text editor for Microsoft Windows.

It has built-in syntax highlighters for C, C++, Pascal, Delphi, FORTRAN, 80x86 assembler, Java, JavaScript, Visual Basic, Perl, CGI, HTML, SQL, Python, PHP, Tcl, Tk and its own syntax highlighter definition language. Other features are code templates and the ability to work with several document windows using the Multiple Document Interface. ConTEXT can integrate compilers to compile source code from within the editor, and run external tools to manipulate loaded files (e.g. Pretty Printer). The output of such external programs, e.g. error messages, can be captured for further use. Incremental search and basic regular expressions are supported for searching and replacing. ConTEXT is available in many languages.

On 7 September 2007 the creator of ConTEXT announced he wanted to sell the project including the full source, copyrights, website and domain.[4] In December 2007 it was announced that the complete project was bought and ConTEXT Project was set up as a company.[citation needed]

In March 2009 the decision was made to make ConTEXT open source but as of March 2013 the editor cannot support UTF-8 and has no future[5] and is no longer under development due to licensing issues with one of its components.[6]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "ConTEXT source". 
  2. ^
  3. ^ Project on Google Code
  4. ^ ConTEXT Freeware Text Editor : Home
  5. ^ "The Future of ConTEXT". 
  6. ^ "Freeware Text Editor". ConTEXT has not been developed for a long while. This is because ConTEXT was originally written using Delphi which requires a licence for users to develop with the components used. 

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