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For other uses, see Kile (disambiguation).
Kile icon
Kile 2.0.85 under KDE
Developer(s) Community
Stable release 2.1.3 / September 23, 2012 (2012-09-23)
Preview release 2.1b5 / December 30, 2010 (2010-12-30)
Written in C++ (KDELibs)
Operating system Cross-platform
Available in Multilingual
Type TeX/LaTeX editor
License GPL

Kile is a TeX/LaTeX editor to edit TeX/LaTeX source code. It runs on Unix-like systems including Mac OS X and Linux, as well as Microsoft Windows via the KDE on Windows initiative. With the Qt and KDE libraries installed.

Name and Pronunciation[edit]

Kile means tickle or wedge in Norwegian, the native language of some of the Qt developers.[citation needed] As such, its proper pronunciation is /kiːlə/ and not /kaɪl/.


Kile has many useful features needed to edit TeX/LaTeX source code, such as:[1]

  • One-click document compilation and display
  • Auto-completion of (La)TeX commands
  • Graphical lists of symbols for easy insertion
  • Templates and wizards for new document creation
  • Integration with the BibTeX bibliography manager

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "Kile Features". Kile - an Integrated LaTeX Environment. Retrieved 14 July 2011. 

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