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Screenshot of version 0.6.77
Developer(s)Cody Precord
Initial releaseJune 16, 2007; 13 years ago (2007-06-16)
Stable releaseNone [±]
Preview release0.7.20 (January 5, 2013; 8 years ago (2013-01-05)) [±]
Written inPython
Available in24 languages[1]
TypeText editor
LicensewxWindows license

Editra is a cross-platform,[2] open-source text editor, released under a wxWindows license. It is written by Cody Precord in Python, and it was first publicly released in June 2007. As of November 2011 the project is in alpha development phase, but "stable" builds are available for download. Editra has gained notability for being a text editor incorporated in Ren'py. The main site is down as of at least July 2019.


It features syntax highlighting[3] from Pygments.[4] It supports many programming languages, including C, Cascading Style Sheets (CSS), HTML, Java, JavaScript, Perl, PHP, Python, Ruby and XML.[5] It also features syntax highlighting for BAT, DIFF, INI and REG file formats.[6]

Editra supports features commonly found in other programmer-style text editors. It also supports:[7]

  • Auto-completion/calltips (Python, C, XML)
  • Auto-indent
  • Column edit mode
  • Command mode
  • Dockable customizable interface
  • Drag-and-drop (tabs/file opening/text)
  • Export to build-wxpython.py --build_dir=../bld/LaTeX/Rtf
  • Edit remote files (FTPEdit plugin)
  • Editable user profiles
  • Extensible with plugins
  • Integrated Python shell (PyShell plugin)
  • Language keyword helper
  • Line bookmarking
  • Line edit commands (join, transpose, etc.)
  • Multiple (synchronized) views of the same file
  • Source control management (project plugin)
  • Syntax highlighting (60+ languages)
  • Unicode support
  • vi keybinding support
  • Zoom in/out

See also[edit]


  1. ^ http://svn.wxwidgets.org/svn/wx/wxPython/3rdParty/Editra/setup.py
  2. ^ Purdy, Kevin. "Editra Brings Code-Friendly Editing to All Platforms".
  3. ^ "Editra: A Powerful & Expandable Cross-Platform Text & Code Editor".
  4. ^ http://svn.wxwidgets.org/svn/wx/wxPython/3rdParty/Editra/THANKS
  5. ^ "Editra - Open Source Alternative - osalt.com". www.osalt.com.
  6. ^ "Supported languages — Pygments". pygments.org.
  7. ^ "Editra Download".

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