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Editing code with Kate

Kate is a multi-document, multi-view text editor by KDE. It features stuff like codefolding, syntaxhighlighting, dynamic word wrap, an embedded console, an extensive plugin interface and some preliminary scripting support.

Features:

  • MDI, window splitting, window tabbing
  • Spell checking
  • CR, CRLF, LF newline support
  • Encoding support (utf-8, utf-16, ascii etc.)
  • Encoding conversion
  • Regular expression based find & replace
  • Powerful syntax highlighting and bracket matching
  • Code and text folding
  • Infinite undo/redo support
  • Block selection mode
  • Auto indentation
  • Auto completion support
  • Shell integration
  • Wide protocol support (http, ftp, ssh, webdav etc.) using kioslaves
  • Plugin architecture for the application and editor component
  • Customizable shortcuts
  • Integrated command line
  • Scriptable using JavaScript

Linux

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Releases

20.12.3 2021-03-04
20.12.2 2021-02-04
20.12.1 2021-01-07
20.12.0 2020-12-10

Extensions

KUIViewer KPart

Qt Designer UI File Viewer in KParts-using software

Markdown Viewer KPart

Rendered display of Markdown files in KParts-using software (webtech-based)

Markdown Viewer KPart

Rendered display of Markdown files in KParts-using software

SVG Viewer KPart

Rendered display of SVG files in KParts-using software