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Kile 2.9.91 under KDE 5.17
Kile 2.9.91 under KDE 5.17
Stable release
2.1.3 / September 23, 2012; 7 years ago (2012-09-23)
Preview release
3.0b3 / October 19, 2019; 8 months ago (2019-10-19)
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Written inC++ (KDELibs)
Operating systemCross-platform (Mac OS X and Linux, POSIX-compatible Microsoft Windows)
Available inMultilingual
TypeTeX/LaTeX editor

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][2]

  • 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.
  2. ^ "Kile – integrated LaTeX editing environment". LinuxLinks. Retrieved 18 August 2019.

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