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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

Install on Linux This button only works with Discover and other AppStream application stores. You can also use your distribution’s package manager.

Microsoft Store

Install on Windows

Kate Windows installers are also available to download from the binary-factory. These versions don’t contains the translations and are intended for testing purpose. Get involved and help us making them better!

  • Stable version. Generated from the latest version of the stable branch. Contains the latest bugfixes.
  • Unstable version. Generated from the latest version of the development branch.

Releases RSS

21.04.2 2021-06-10
21.04.1 2021-05-13
21.04.0 2021-04-22
20.12.3 2021-03-04

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