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Jade Editor
Jade is an Emacs-like text editor that implements most basic Emacs functionality, but is not intended as a straight clone. The Lisp dialect is intended to be compatible with Emacs Lisp, but the interface to the editor internals is not, due to differing philosophies behind the implementations. As a result, most Lisp code written for GNU Emacs will not work; basic GNU Emacs emulation interfaces may be added in the future. Commands are implemented in Lisp, which allows for comprehensive customisation and extension.


User manual available in HTML format from


Download version 3.2 (stable)
released on 17 October 1994

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LicenseVerified byVerified onNotes
GPLv2orlaterJanet Casey19 December 2003

Leaders and contributors

John Harper Maintainer

Resources and communication

Audience Resource type URI
Bug Tracking,Developer,Support E-mail

Software prerequisites

Kind Description
Weak prerequisite DocBook
Required to use Sgml2x converter
Weak prerequisite JadeTeX

This entry (in part or in whole) was last reviewed on 2 February 2004.


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