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'Scintilla' is a source code editing component for GTK+. It has the usual features found in text editing components, as well as some that are especially useful for editing and debugging source code; these include support for syntax styling, error indicators, code completion and call tips. Styling choices are more open than with many editors: Scintilla lets you use proportional fonts, bold and italics, multiple foreground and background colours, and multiple fonts.


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Download version 1.65 (stable)
released on 2 August 2004

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BSD 2ClauseJanet Casey26 August 2004

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Neil Hodgson Maintainer
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This entry (in part or in whole) was last reviewed on 2 August 2005.


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