Ted (word processor)

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Screenshot of Ted 2.17
Developer(s)Mark de Does
Stable release
2.23 / February 4, 2013 (2013-02-04) [1]
Written inC
Operating systemLinux
TypeWord processor
LicenseGNU General Public License

Ted is a word processor for the X Window System environment, which runs on Linux and other Unix-like systems. Developed primarily by Mark de Does, Ted is a lightweight yet full-featured word processor.

It saves files in a Microsoft Word-compatible rich text format and has support for headers, footers, tables, different fonts, text alignment, and other features common in word processors. Ted has been translated into several languages.

While the program includes a spell checker, it does not check for spelling as the user types. It is a very light-weight and fast word processor, making it ideal for older computers and embedded systems.

Until version 2.17 Ted used the Motif toolkit exclusively for widget rendering. LessTif also worked. The current version (2.23) uses the GTK+ toolkit by default. It can still be built with Motif or LessTif if desired.

Ted is Free Software licensed under the terms of the GNU General Public License (GPL).

Ted package is included in Debian etch, Ubuntu OS Hardy Heron and Gentoo Linux.[2][3][4]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ Ted @ NLUUG FTP-Server
  2. ^ "ted (2.17-1)". SPI Inc. Retrieved 2010-02-04.
  3. ^ "ted (2.17-1ubuntu1) -universe-". Canonical Ltd. Retrieved 2010-02-04.
  4. ^ "app-editors/ted-2.23". Gentoo. Retrieved 2014-04-15.

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