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'ted' is a RTF-compatible wysiwyg text editor. Its functionality falls between a very basic editor and a large text editing/document creation system. It is ideal for creating shorter, simpler documents without having to deal with large, complex word processing programs. Ted can read .rtf files from other programs, although some formatting may be lost. You can use all fonts for which you have a .afm file and that are available as X11 fonts. Other features include support for PostScript printing (both document and illustrations), the ability to directly mail out documents and save them in HTML format. Ted can also convert RTF to PostScript and to Acrobat PDF format. The user xinterface and/or spelling dictionaries are available in twelve languages.


User manual available in RTF, HTML, PDF, and plain text verisons from


Download version 2.17 (stable)
released on 28 January 2005


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LicenseVerified byVerified onNotes
GPLv2orlaterJanet Casey1 March 2002

Leaders and contributors

Mark de Does Maintainer

Resources and communication

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Software prerequisites

Kind Description
Required to build libpng
Required to build zlib
Required to build libxpm
Required to build libtiff
Required to build lesstif/motif
Required to build libjpeg

This entry (in part or in whole) was last reviewed on 28 January 2005.


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